HBO has released a trailer for the
soon-to-be released documentary which takes a look at the case to
overturn Proposition 8, California's now-ended ban on gay marriage.
After California voters in 2008
approved Proposition 8, marriage equality activists held massive
protests in California and Utah, home of 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 marriage case to aim for the Supreme Court.
Case Against 8 takes a behind-the-scenes look at the
people and politics that helped shape the case that brought down
Proposition 8. (The trailer is embedded on this page. Visit
our video library for more videos.)
The film opens in New York and Los
Angeles on June 6, the first anniversary of the Supreme court
landmark ruling in the case. The documentary will expand to selected
cities June 13.
Case Against 8, which won the Directing Prize for U.S.
Documentary at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, premiers Monday, June
23 on HBO.