When We Rise (2017)
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Night IV: Part VI and VII 

Part VI. 2008. The legalization of same-sex marriage has had a roller coaster of a ride. The latest victory was the California Supreme Court ruling that it is a constitutional right for ... See full summary »

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Dustin Lance Black

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Dustin Lance Black (created by), Dustin Lance Black | 1 more credit »

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Rachel Griffiths ... Diane Jones
Mary-Louise Parker ... Roma Guy
Guy Pearce ... Cleve Jones
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Ken Jones
Austin P. McKenzie ... Young Cleve Jones
Emily Skeggs ... Young Roma Guy
Jonathan Majors ... Young Ken Jones
Fiona Dourif ... Young Diane Jones
Henry Czerny ... David Boies
Arliss Howard ... Ted Olson
T.R. Knight ... Chad Griffin
Mary McCormack ... Roberta Kaplan
Pauley Perrette ... Robin
Phylicia Rashad ... Yvette Flunder
Rob Reiner ... Dr. David Blankenhorn
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Part VI. 2008. The legalization of same-sex marriage has had a roller coaster of a ride. The latest victory was the California Supreme Court ruling that it is a constitutional right for people of the same sex to marry each other. That led to Proposition 8 on the November ballot in California, that proposition which would overturn the Supreme Court of California ruling if it passes, which it does by a narrow margin. While the younger generation of the LGBT community have a renewed energy in taking up the fight following the Prop 8 defeat, Cleve, who saw what happened during the AIDS crisis in gay and lesbian partners having no legal rights when it came to issues of their significant other, sees a bigger picture in that there should be civil liberties for all, a fight which he sees at the national congressional level. Chad Griffin, who entered the Prop 8 fight late in the game and who is aware of Cleve's intention, tries to confirm an unfounded rumor in taking a meeting with who would ... Written by Huggo

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 2017 (USA) See more »

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