The Case Against 8 (2014)

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The Case Against 8: Directed by Ben Cotner, Ryan White. With Ted Olson, Christopher D. Dusseault, Jeffrey J. Zarrillo, Paul T. Katami. A behind-the-scenes look inside the case to overturn California’s ban on same-sex marriage. Shot over five years, the film follows the unlikely team that took the first federal marriage equality lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court.

“This one of the better films on civil liberties. We were all fortunate enough for important court case to occur before a majority of Californians changed their views. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eWhy do I say that? Because marriage equality just like any other civil liberty or right should never have been decided on popular views. These rights ough to be regarded as absolute with no amount of local interference acceptable no matter how the wind blows. Rather than this bounce around on popular opinion, we were able to have a ruling based on the Constitution.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI am glad the film features, and in fact centers on Ted Olson, who unlike so may arguing from point of view and interest, argued for constitutional consistency (just as he had done with the Florida recount and ending clearly unconistutional local gun bans). Some of the commenters and professing reviewers express surprise at u0026quot;ironyu0026quot; of Olsonu0026#39;s and Gibson Dunnu0026#39;s positon. The irony is only a perceived one of reviewers who donu0026#39;t understand the libertarian leaning position.”


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