High School Students Told to Write Gay Marriage Essays to See Prop 8 Mock Play


The Los Angeles Times:

"The price of admission to last weekend's play at El Camino Real Charter High School was anything but typical. Then again, neither was the play.Students had to submit essays describing their views on gay marriage. The play, "8," dramatizes the 2010 trial that overturned California's ban on gay marriage. El Camino's production was probably the first time it has been performed by a high school cast, a main reason why author Dustin Lance Black attended and participated in a discussion afterward.

About 250 students turned in essays.

... The entire evening Friday was weighted strongly in favor of gay marriage. The audience cheered an actor who acknowledged during the panel that he is gay. No panelist represented a view against gay marriage.