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May 13, 2010 at 12:55 pm 9 comments

By Julia Rosen

Prop 8 trial reenactments are happening across the country at this very moment. From town squares and living rooms to parks and malls, people are bringing the Prop 8 trial to the American people.

We are proud to share with you all Phase 1 on a year-long volunteer-driven campaign to get the truth out about the Prop 8 trial.

Inspired by the community at the Prop 8 Trial Tracker we have launched Testimony: Equality on Trial to allow those who were unable to follow the liveblogging minute by minute to witness and participate directly in the most transformative trial in modern American history. Over the next year, participants will witness how Perry v. Schwarzenegger destroyed the myths and lies that have been used to discriminate against LGBT people.

Now it is your turn. Go check out the trial scripts — 10 of them in all hand selected by Academy award winner Bruce Cohen from the trial transcripts. Grab some friends and a video camera. Then reenact the trial and share it with the world!

A few notes about our blog. We wanted to make sure the Prop 8 Trial Tracker was an integral part of this project and involve the community as much as possible. So, it is actually the blog for the Testimony site! All posts on the Trial Tracker are fed in automatically to EqualityOnTrial.org. You can leave comments at either site.

Got any questions, feedback, props? Leave them here!

Entry filed under: Community/Meta.

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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kathleen  |  May 13, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Clarification, please

    Is is just the posts, and not comments, that are appearing on both sites? That is, are comments posted on one site cross-posting to the other?

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    • 2. couragecampaign  |  May 13, 2010 at 1:12 pm

      Correct. Just the posts. It’s not possible unfortunately to get the comments to appear both places.

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      • 3. Kathleen  |  May 13, 2010 at 1:21 pm

        Thanks. Frankly, I wouldn’t want my comments to cross post. With this site getting greater visibility through this new project, I’m going to be a bit more circumspect about what I post here.

        Reply
  • 4. Brandy  |  May 13, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    I fully expect to see at least 20 quick clips of people saying:

    “GOOD GOD MAN!”

    PS.. Allan Cumming did a gorgeous reading!

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  • 5. Ronnie  |  May 13, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    GOOD GOD MAN!!!!!!!!….bwaaaaaa….oh memories…. ; ) ….Ronnie

    Reply
  • 6. Dave P.  |  May 14, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    This. Is. AWESOME. What a great idea! You people rock my world.

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  • 7. D Evans  |  May 14, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    SERIOUSLY!?!?!?!
    Do we really want to DRAMATIZE such a monumental federal court case while it is still being heard? Let’s save the fiction for after a hopeful victory. Nothing like turning this very serious issue into a circus!
    This contest is flatout a BAD DECISION using POOR JUDGEMENTand is both WRECKLESS and CARELESS.

    Our lives should not be reduced to a Mock-lifetime skits. Soooo disappointing

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  • 8. Dpeck  |  May 15, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    How is it “fiction” if they are reading the trial transcripts, word for word?

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  • 9. Charles  |  May 18, 2010 at 11:58 am

    I think it would have been more interesting to have people re-enact EVERYTHING, instead of 50 times the same 10 parts.

    Then you could have taken everything, put it one after the other and gotten a complete re-enactment, co-operative style!

    But hey, it’s still a great idea.

    Reply

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