WATCH: Dustin Lance Black, Chad Griffin Fight For Equality in D.C.

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.

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  • Cam

    This is the problem I have with HRC.

    They originally told the people filing the Prop 8 case not to do it. That it might upset people, blah blah blah.

    They filed anyway. Then after they won in a few courts HRC came in and tried to take over the case or offer to help. The people who filed the case and their lawyers told HRC to go to hell.

    The ONLY salvation here is that HRC got rid of Joe Solomnase who scarily enough actually turned out to be an enemy of gay rights. Telling gays to sit down and shut up and not bother our “Friends” in Congress while they were busy voting against our rights…and hired Chad Griffin who was one of the early supporters of Prop 8, a good choice and long long overdue.

    Not sure they did it in time, all of the people I know who used to be members of HRC are still sitting out, refusing to donate etc.. Solomnase came so close to ruining gay rights for the foreseeable future that all trust in the group seems to be gone for so many.

  • TinoTurner

    I dont want Dustin Black being my voice. Just because he has Hollywood friends doesn’t make me forget that he takes self pictures of himself having bareback sex with prostitutes. Thats embarrassing.

  • Cam


    It was a prostitute who colapsed the entire anti-gay courtroom defense of Prop8. They were using studies and writings by George Reckers, and a male prostitute exposed Reckers, and in the process outted himself as a hooker. By doing that 90% of what the Prop 8 team was using was taken away from them.

  • AEH

    I’d let Dustin fight for me anytime. I couldn’t care less about the pictures other than they were nice wank material.

  • jeff4justice

    Where’s Ted Olson? Helping Paul Ryan practice a speech or writing more checks for anti-equality candidates?

    @Cam Just like much of the LGBT community is too afraid to support alternative political parties, HRC was being “strategic.” People should just do the right thing.

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