The Case Against 8


Dirs: Ben Cotner & Ryan White, USA, 2013, 109 mins

Paced like an episode of The West Wing, this gripping documentary gives a candid behind- the-scenes look at the legal fight to overturn California’s ban on same-sex marriage. Using classic battle tactics from Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, two traditional legal foes pair up to support gay marriage. It took five years, and two queer couples being steadfast in the face of death threats, to win this battle in the US Supreme Court.

For LGBTI voters here The Case Against 8 shows what determined people-power can achieve in democratic societies.