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The Case Against 8

The Case Against 8
  • 2014
  • US
  • 109 min
  • Directed by: Ben Cotner/Ryan White
  • UK release: 7 November 2014

Documentary about the case against Proposition 8, a proposed but now-defeated amendment to California's Declaration of Rights which would have made same-sex marriage unconstitutional. Solidly pitched at the converted, its examination of the legal detail is fascinating but it could have used more of the same, and less rainbow flag-waving.

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The Case Against 8

3 Nov 20143 stars

Elegant but unbalanced account of the fight against a controversial amendment

The eight of the title refers to Proposition 8, which would have added to California's Declaration of Rights the specification that marriage be permitted only between a man and a woman, and was ruled as unconstitutional in 2010. Ben Cotner and Ryan…

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