A film that documents the case to
overturn Proposition 8, California's now-ended ban on gay marriage,
will open in New York and Los Angeles on June 6.
The Case Against 8 won the
Directing Prize for U.S. Documentary at the 2014 Sundance Film
California voters approved Proposition
8 in 2008, sparking massive protests in California and Utah, home to
the Mormon Church which played a key role in its passage.
The following year, two plaintiff
couples – Kristin Perry and Sandy Stier and Paul Katami and Jeff
Zarillo – challenged the amendment's constitutionally. It was the
first case to aim for the Supreme Court.
The film's June 6 release date
coincides with the first anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark
ruling in the case. The documentary will expand to selected cities
Case Against 8, directed by Ben Cotner and Ryan White,
premiers Monday, June 23 on HBO.