I went to Catholic school for 8 years. I wore uniforms, I went to church, and l learned prayers. In my final year, a religion teacher told me that if I came to my mother and told her I was gay, it would be the same thing as if I told her I had killed someone. I am NOT a product of Catholic school.
In the new HBO documentary, The Case Against 8, we follow probably one of the most important lawsuits in our history. 5 years in the making, with behind the scenes footage of the entire case, this incredibly emotional and powerful documentary is one that is so important for everyone to see. No matter what side of the aisle you are on, The Case Against 8 is a gripping, intimate story of the people who fight for marriage equality.
We've all heard of Proposition 8 in one way or another, but do we really understand what it is or are we just being told how to feel based one pundit or another. I will admit, all I knew about Prop 8 was that it was wrong in my eyes. It was blocking same sex couples their right to be married. It had legally defined marriage as being solely between a man and a woman. Everyone was shocked when Prop 8 passed with 52 percent of the vote. 18,000 people that had been married in 2008 in California, were now left with nothing but a useless piece of paper. The Case Against 8 we follow the four plaintiffs and the team of lawyers who fought for the equal rights of same-sex couples. The most surprising turn of events; who becomes the lead council on the case. Ted Olson was the lead council for the Republicans in the historic 2000, Bush vs Gore Supreme Court decision. A case that still haunts much of our history. Although, Ted Olson believes that when two people love each other, they have the right to be wed no matter their sexual orientation.