Cindy McCain, the wife of Arizona
Senator John McCain, is slated to appear in the Phoenix reading of a
play based on the trial over the constitutionality of California's
gay marriage ban, Proposition 8.
8, which was written by
Academy-award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk),
uses actual court transcripts from Hollingsworth v. Perry and
first-hand interviews to document the 2010 trial which struck down
the constitutional amendment approved by voters two years earlier.
After a number of appeals, the Supreme
Court last month heard oral arguments in the case and is expected to
hand down a ruling in June.
Senator McCain, a Republican, is
opposed to marriage equality. His wife and their daughter, Meghan
McCain, on the other hand, have expressed their support.
McCain threatens to leave GOP over social issues, including gay
The Phoenix reading of 8 is
being produced by Neil Giuliano, the former president of GLAAD, and
proceeds from sales benefit the American Foundation for Equal Rights
(AFER), the group formed specifically to challenge Proposition 8.