Monday, March 30, 2015

THE CASE AGAINST 8: Enrique Monagas Interview with Robert A. Mitchell

The In Light Human Rights Documentary film festival occurred at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana March 5 to 7th. One of the films screened was The Case Against 8. The documentary which focuses on the court cases that argued against proposition 8. Prop 8 was a ballot initiative, and a California state constitutional amendment that passed in November 2008 elections which stated that "only marriage between a man and woman is valid or recognized in California.

I was able to sit down and have a conversation with Enrique Monagas one of the lawyers who was on the legal team representing the plaintiffs in Perry v Brown, the landmark federal lawsuit challenging California's Proposition 8.

As recently events have unfolded here in Indiana with Governor Mike Pence signing into law the Religious Freedom Restoration Act my conversation with Mr. Monagas seems even more timely and important as people across the United States continue fight for equality.

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