Dustin Lance Black, Chad Griffin, Rob Reiner, and others are featured in a new video released by the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER). The footage offers interviews and a behind-the-scenes look at the heroic team who earlier this week descended upon Washington D.C. where the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments for and against Proposition 8, a California law that bans same-sex marriages, and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a federal law defining marriage as between a man and woman.
“The is exactly what our judicial system is for and this is where we should be on this day,” says Human Rights Campaign president Griffin, who was a founding member of AFER.
“Everything we’re doing is about the next generation so the young people out there who are falling in love for the first time do so without judgment,” adds Black.
Actor Rory O’Malley, who appeared in both the Broadway and Los Angeles productions of 8, Black’s play about the California court case, confesses he can’t wait until June, when a decision is expected to be made. Summer has never seemed so far away.