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Proposition 8 (California, 2010)

THE CASE AGAINST 8

THE CASE AGAINST 8

The Case Against 8 has an advantage over a lot of documentaries in that it was filmed while the outcome of its story was still very much in doubt. Following the developments of Proposition 8—the California referendum that banned same-sex marriage in that state after a brief period of legality—the film taps into the palpable nervousness of those interviewed, and their suspense proves contagious to the audience. That The Case Against 8’s story involves one of the biggest civil rights court cases in U.S. history only raises the stakes. Ted Olson and David Boies, lead lawyers in the landmark Bush v. Gore case, had become good friends and discovered...

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