Proposition 8 Play Raises More Than $2 Million For American Foundation For Equal Rights

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Hollywood stars including the likes of George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Kevin Bacon helped to raise more than $2 million for an equal rights charity by performing the play by Dustin Lance Black about the controversial same-sex marriage bill.

Additional famous faces who took the stage Saturday at Wilshire Ebell Theatre included Martin Sheen, John C. Reilly and Chris Colfer.

More than 200,000 fans logged on to YouTube.com to watch the play benefitting the American Foundation for Equal Rights. Clooney told the Hollywood Reporter regarding his decision to participate in the play, “It’s important to be on the right side of history. In 20 years, I don’t want anyone to wonder where I stood. At some point people are going to look back and wonder why this was ever an issue.”

The U.S. Appeals Court ruled California’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional last month.

Source: SF Gate

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