Glee co-stars Chris Colfer, Jane
Lynch and Matthew Morrison discussed gay rights on the red carpet of
the Los Angeles premier of 8, a play based on the trial over
the constitutionality of California's gay marriage ban, Proposition
8, which was written by Milk
scribe Dustin Lance Black, raised more than $2 million in its Los
Angeles premier, more than double what it raised during its Broadway
the reading here.)
Clooney says gay marriage no longer a wedge issue.)
In the reading, Lynch portrayed Maggie
Gallagher, the former chairwoman of the National Organization for
Marriage (NOM), while Morrison played plaintiff Paul Katami, the
partner of Jeff Zarrillo.
Colfer played Ryan Kendall, a young man
who testified during the trial on his experience being sent by his
parents to “reparative therapy” as a teenager.
In an interview with
Colfer, who is openly gay and 21, said he's ready to marry.
“As I get older, I just want a ring
on my finger. I can't explain it. I don't know if it's a wedding
ring, or maybe it's a promise ring of some kind. But I definitely
want a ring somehow.”
Lynch said she found Gallagher's
arguments for opposing gay marriage “without empathy and without
She added that she wants her 2010
Massachusetts marriage to Dr. Lara Embry to be fully recognized.
“My marriage is not recognized. I
want that, and I want that for other people,” Lynch said.
Morrison said he had no hesitation in
joining the cast of 8.
“It was a beautiful day, and I'm so
happy I could be a part of it,” he said.