Gay Issues

Rob Reiner Planning Film on Gay Marriage Fight

| by Michael Allen

Appearing at the American Film Market in Los Angeles on Sunday, Rob Reiner said that he is developing a film based on the legal challenge to Proposition 8, the California law that banned same-sex marriage and was found unconstitutional by a federal district court judge.

Reiner told The Hollywood Reporter that the The Prop. 8 movie has a personal connection as it "is based a little bit on the court challenge to Proposition 8, which I have been involved in."

As part of the campaign to defeat Prop 8 in the courts, the filmmakes/actor/political activist helped found the American Foundation for Equal Rights: "We have been involved every step of the way. Right now, we're waiting for the Ninth Circuit to come with their appeal decision. Either we'll win, and it will be expunged in California. If it gets appealed, it might go to the U.S. Supreme Court."

In addition to the Prop 8 legal case, Reiner is working on getting President Obama re-elected: "Those are the things that are most important to me. Prop 8, if we win that, will be the last big piece of the civil rights puzzle that will be put into place."