Gay Marriage Debate Takes Center Stage At The Kentucky Theatre

Oct 2, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Two local organizations are teaming up Tuesday night to present a play they hope will put a spotlight on the marriage equality debate.

“8” The Play dramatizes the debate that surrounded the passage of Proposition 8 in California in 2008, which barred same sex couples from marrying. But as event co-chair Marsha Moors-Charles says, the production, put on by JustFundKY and the Kentucky Conservatory Theatre, is geared toward all who are interested in the issue.

"No matter where they feel like their stance is at this point on the issue, I think this will be a great opportunity in an environment that's objective, in an environment where they can really see the legalities of the issue and how that played out in court," Moors-Charles says.

A panel discussion including the cast and audience will follow the play. JustFundKY will also recognize 10 grant recipients for 2012 that have shown a commitment to advancing LGBT causes in the state. 8 The Play will begin at 6:30 tonight at the Kentucky Theatre. Tickets are $8 at the door.