Rob Reiner is developing a film based
on the legal challenge to Proposition 8, California's gay marriage
Proposition 8's 2008 approval put an
end to the marriages of gay and lesbian couples taking place in the
state after a California Supreme Court ruling legalized gay marriage.
Reiner told The
Hollywood Reporter that his upcoming film “is based a
little bit on the court challenge to Proposition 8, which I have been
Reiner is a co-founder of the American
Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), the group formed specifically to
challenge the constitutionality of the amendment.
“We have been involved every step of
the way,” he added. “Right now, we're waiting for the Ninth
Circuit to come with their appeal decision. Either we'll win, and it
will be expunged in California. If it gets appealed, it might go to
the U.S. Supreme Court.”
AFER has already backed a play based on
last year's 13-day trial, which found Proposition 8 to be
unconstitutional. 8, which was written by Dustin Lance Black
$1 million for AFER during last month's one-night celebrity reading
in New York.