Students Write Essays on Gay Marriage
CREATED Sep. 17, 2012
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- High school students had to write essays on gay marriage views for admission to a Southern California school play based on the legal wrangle over anti-same sex marriage Proposition 8.
The Los Angeles Times (lat.ms/PkzImw) says the Los Angeles Unified School District campus production may have been the first time the play "8" was performed by a high school cast.
Author Dustin Lance Black attended the El Camino Real Charter High School performance and participated in a discussion afterward. The school is in the Woodland Hills area of the west San Fernando Valley.
About 250 students wrote essays and there was overwhelmingly support on gay marriage.
Many of them described painful family and cultural divides.
Students opposed to homosexual marriage cited religious values.
Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com