Stars talk marriage equality at Prop 8 play
March 5th, 2012
01:01 PM ET

Stars talk marriage equality at Prop 8 play

There was major star power arriving to see the West Coast reading of the Proposition 8 play, "8," when the production debuted Saturday in Los Angeles.

Written by Dustin Lance Black, "8" chronicles the federal trial to overturn the California legislation that prohibited same-sex marriage.

The cast for the one-night-only production included Brad Pitt, George Clooney, George Takei, Jane Lynch, John C. Reilly, Chris Colfer, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Martin Sheen.

The discussion on the red carpet was further amplified by recent remarks made by actor Kirk Cameron, who told Piers Morgan Friday that he doesn't support gay marriage.

"Marriage was defined by God a long time ago. Marriage is almost as old as dirt, and it was defined in the garden between Adam and Eve," Cameron said on "Piers Morgan Tonight." "One man, one woman for life till death do you part. So I would never attempt to try to redefine marriage, and I don't think anyone else should either. So do I support the idea of gay marriage? No, I don't."

GLAAD has spoken out against Cameron's comments, which also included his belief that homosexuality is "unnatural," and his interview was a hot topic among the "8" stars.

"I’m very disappointed because I actually had a little bit of a crush on him and now the posters have to come down," said "Modern Family's" Ferguson. "I do feel like unfortunately he’s on the wrong side of history, and that will become very apparent to him in a few years and it’s very sad."

Added Jamie Lee Curtis, "I don’t think he’s spent one minute with one of these families [depicted in the play]. I think if he spent one minute with them that he wouldn’t say that. And honestly that’s his opinion if he wants it but this is real, these people are real and these families are very real."

If you're interested in viewing the play, it's embedded below:


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