Equality On Trial, which has been launched by the Courage Campaign has stars reenacting the testimony given by the plaintiffs in California’s Prop 8 trial.
Below we have Academy Award-winning actress Marisa Tomei and actor Josh Lucas who reenact Kristen Perry’s Prop 8 trial testimony in Plummer Park in West Hollywood and Actress Patricia Clarkson reenacting Helen Zia’s testimony in New York City
Testimony: Equality on Trial was conceived by Cleve Jones, who also created the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, the world’s largest community art project. Cleve, a friend and protégé of Harvey Milk, has dedicated his life to social justice, most specifically to LGBT equality. He currently works for UNITE-HERE and serves as a Senior Advisor to the Courage Campaign.
Courage Campaign Equality is an online organizing network dedicated to full lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality in all 50 states and by the federal government. Courage Campaign Equality is a part of the Courage Campaign family that empowers more than 700,000 grassroots and netroots activists to push for progressive change and full equality across America.
The American Foundation for Equal Rights has posted two deposition videos of witnesses, Paul Nathanson, Ph.D. and Katherine Young, Ph.D., who were withdrawn by the Prop 8 supporters out of the “supposed” concern that the trial was to be videotaped, and they would be putting them in some sort of danger.
After watching the videos the REAL reason becomes more apparent. Simply out that if Nathanson and Young were to continue to be involved with the case these depositions would do more harm than good.