It’s Good Housekeeping’s 17th anniversary, and mommies, it’s your month, too! Enjoy meaty reads on everything relevant to you—from deliciously simple cake recipes to stories of compassion during Pope Francis’s visit.

Grab a copy now!

Good Housekeeping
Jasmine T. Cruz, Contributor
 
March 05, 2012

George Clooney and Brad Pitt Star in a Play about Proposition 8

George Clooney and Brad Pitt show their support for gay rights by starring in a play about Proposition 8. By Jasmine T. Cruz

play-inarticleOn March 3, the YouTube live streaming of the play 8 came to life with a star-studded cast, headed by Brad Pitt and George Clooney. The play reenacted the Federal District court trial that questioned the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8. Proposition 8 is also known as the California Marriage Protection Act, which defines marriage as a contract between a man and a woman and, in effect, bans gay marriage.
 
Even before this play, both Pitt and Clooney have expressed support for the gay rights movement. Pitt has been famously quoted for saying that he will only marry Angelina Jolie when everyone is allowed to marry whoever they want. In 2008, Clooney spoke out against Proposition 8, saying, "At some point in our lifetime, gay marriage won't be an issue, and everyone who stood against this civil right will look as outdated as George Wallace standing on the school steps keeping James Hood from entering the University of Alabama because he was black."
 
According to BBC News, the play was written by Dustin Lance Black, an Academy Award–winning screenwriter, and directed by Rob Reiner, an Oscar-nominated director and co-founder of the American Foundation for Equal Rights. Other Hollywood stars who took part in the play were John C. Reilly (Chicago, Magnolia), Jaime Lee Curtis (True Lies, Freaky Friday), and Jane Lynch (Glee, The L Word).
 
In an interview on Reuters.com, Jane Lynch said, "I hope that there are some people who tuned in because they're interested in seeing George Clooney, they're interested in seeing Brad Pitt be a judge and in the process got moved and now understand that it's a big part of the civil rights puzzle that needs to be in place."

You can watch the entire play below:



(Screencap via YouTube)

[L1]  


 [L1]If you don’t know how to embed videos, ask me.

Join us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
COMMENTS
Name :
Email :
Website :
Comment :
Security Image
 
 
NOTE: FemaleNetwork.com is a CLEAN ZONE. Editors reserve the right to delete obscene comments.
Filter comments by:
  • Be the first one to comment...
Filter comments by:
 
 
ADVERTISEMENT
follow us
LATEST Articles
MOST READ Articles
Marian Rivera Talks About Married Life And Motherhood
"Iba ang buhay buntis at may asawa."  May 22, 2015 
3 Pinoy Celebrity Wedding Vows That Will Make You Believe In True Love
"You are the one I want to see the first thing in the morning and the last when I close my eyes."  May 20, 2015 
This Is How Kate Upton Stays Sexy
It sometimes involves tequila!  May 04, 2015 
This Is What Real Beauty Looks Like
So says the world's most beautiful woman  Apr 23, 2015 
8 Pinoy Halfies You Probably Didn’t Know About
Half-Pinoy, 100% hot.   Apr 17, 2015 
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT