George Clooney - George Clooney, Brad Pitt Unite Onstage For Prop 8 Drama05 March 2012
George Clooney, Brad Pitt Unite Onstage For Prop 8 Drama
George Clooney, who recently conducted an interview with Advocate magazine, discussing rumors regarding his own sexuality, played the role of a lawyer. Brad Pitt played the role of the judge. He and his partner Angelina Jolie have famously announced that they refuse to marry until all citizens in the United States are free to marry on equal grounds and the force of high-profile celebrities such as Clooney and Pitt has brought a great deal of publicity to the cause. Dustin Lance Black wrote the script, having previously won an Oscar for the screenplay for Milk, about the gay rights activist Harvey Milk. He largely relied on transcripts for the actual court hearing.The cast for the one-off performance also included Hollywood heavyweights Kevin Bacon, John C Reilly and Martin Sheen, as well as Jane Lynch, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Matthew Morrison. The laws regarding same-sex marriage in the United States currently differs from state to state. California's lieutenant governor Gavin Newsom told reporters in advance of the performance that he believed it should be a federal issue, arguing "we can't have a patchwork of states deciding this issue."
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