HBO Unveils Trailer for Same-Sex Marriage Documentary ‘The Case Against 8′



The 2008 California ballot initiative Proposition 8 was a watershed moment for same-sex marriage rights in America — when it was ruled unconstitutional by a federal court two years later.

The dramatic fight for that convincing victory was chronicled in The Case Against 8, an HBO Films documentary that won the audience award at SXSW and best directing honors for Ben Cotner and Ryan White at the Sundance Film Festival, where it premiered in January.

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HBO released the first trailer for the film on Friday, and all the major players are there, including Washington power lawyer Ted Olson, who successfully represented George W. Bush in the Supreme Court case Bush v. Gore, then served as U.S. Solicitor General for President Bush three years after that. …

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