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Liebert Cassidy Whitmore Film Series
Thursday, October 1
Screenings at 6:00 and 7:45pm


In honor of LGBT History Month, join us for a screening of documentary film The Case Against 8. This riveting film takes an in-depth look at the historic federal lawsuit filed in an effort to overturn Proposition 8, California’s discriminatory ban on same-sex marriage.

The Case Against 8 follows the lawyers and plaintiffs from confidential strategy sessions to last-minute trial preparation.Shooting over five years, with exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage of the legal team and the four plaintiffs in the suit, the filmmakers created a powerful depiction of the fight for equal rights. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the Proposition 8 case was an important precedent to the recent decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the case which legalized gay marriage nationally.

The film will screen as part of our Liebert Cassidy Whitmore Film Series at 6:00 pm and at 7:45 pm on October 1st. Admission is free, but seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Arrive early to secure your spot! Please contact the Center with any questions: socialjustice@rccd.edu, 951-222-8846.

This is the second film screening in the Liebert Cassidy Whitmore Film Series on “The Role of Law in American Society.” The Riverside Community College District would like to thank the law firm of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore for their generous sponsorship of this series.

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This post was contributed by student worker Cynthia Mosely and volunteer Danielle Sanchez.


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