As same-sex marriage has resumed in the state as a result of the Supreme Court‘s historic ruling to overturn the ballot imitative that banned gay marriage in the state, the network feels it would be exhilarating to show the exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the legal team who argued in the case.
According to HBO, director Ryan White and first-time director Ben Cotner have had access to the legal team of David Boies and Theodore B. Olson for years and the captured footage will also tell the story of the couples behind the case. Both couples were legally married in the state of California on the Friday following the decision when the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided to life the ban immediately.
HBO has been a leader in LGBT programming. The network recently released a series titled “The Out List” and in the past has produced programming featuring gay characters. This project will add to the list of HBO’s prominent programming. Michael Lombardo, HBO’s programming president, spoke of the importance of the documentary in a statement. He called the movie “the story of a modern-day American revolution.”
The documentary is still untitled, but HBO plans to have the project completed and ready to debut sometime next year.