Film & Reflection: The Case Against 8

09.11.2016 21:00 - English

Join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary ” The Case Against 8” (2014) by Ben Cotner and Ryan White.

This documentary focuses on the historic lawsuit that overturned the ban on same-sex marriage in California, paving the way for the 2015 decision in ”Obergfeller vs Hodges”, which legalized same-sex marriage across the United States.

The film offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at how two lawyers of very different political convictions join forces to combat discrimination. “The Case Against 8” also follows the plaintiffs, showing both the repercussions of banning same-sex marriage and of being at the center of attention and controversy in such a polemical case.

The documentary and topic will be introduced by Vegard Vibe, PhD-candidate at the Department of Comparative Politics. Afterwards we will reflect upon and discuss the film in light of recent developments on LGBT-rights in both the US and elsewhere.

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This event is organized by

Centre on Law & Social Transformation

All are welcome!

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Bergen Global
Jekteviksbakken 31, Bergen

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