published Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Reading of '8 the Play' at Unitarian Universalist Church - Feb. 7

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    In this March 5, 2009 file photo, from left to right, California Supreme Court Justice Joyce Kennard, Chief Justice Ronald George, Justice Marvin Baxter, and Justice Ming Chin, walk into a courtroom in San Francisco before listening to arguments on the constitutionality of the state's voter-approved Proposition 8 that bans gay unions. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file) "8 The Play," written by Dustin Lance Black, examines the arguments that led to the overturn of Proposition 8.

A reading of "8 the Play" will be offered at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at Unitarian Universalist Church, 3224 Navajo Drive.

This new work by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black ("Milk," "J. Edgar") examines the legal arguments that led to the overturn of Proposition 8, an amendment that eliminated the right of same-sex couples to marry in California.

The play covers the arguments for and against Prop 8. The same arguments are likely to be refined and replayed as the U.S. Supreme Court reviews Proposition 3 banning same-sex marriage in Utah, according to presenters with the American Foundation for Equal Rights and Broadway Impact.

A question-and-answer session will follow the 90-minute reading. Admission is free, though donations are welcome.

For more information, email or call 423-624-2985.

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