Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, plaintiffs in the case, before a reading of 8, a play chronicling the historic trial in the federal constitutional challenge to California s Proposition 8, written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter and AFER Founding Board Member Dustin Lance Black at Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church in Canoga Park. (Hans Gutknecht/Los Angles Daily News)
CANOGA PARK - Four years after their suit was filed against California's Proposition 8 in a federal court, Paul Katami and partner Jeff Zarrillo said they just want to plan their wedding.
Katami and Zarrillo
, who along with a lesbian couple from Berkeley
are plaintiffs in the "Hollingsworth vs.
Katami said his relationship with Zarrillo
evolved to a point where they not only wanted to enjoy the same rights married couples have but to celebrate the relationship of their lives with loved ones with a real wedding.
For Zarrillo, a general manager at an AMC theatre, it's a simple question of whether the majority has the right to put the rights of a minority group up for a vote as Proposition 8 did.
"That's why the judicial system has to step in," said Zarrillo
, 39, "because the majority will always win."
8 and hearing first-hand from Zarrillo
and Katami in a special discussion after the play.