From Massachusetts to California, the legal battles over same-sex marriage and equal rights are more fervent than ever. That same real-life drama experienced by many gay couples is captured in "Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays," a collection of eight 10-minute mini plays written by some of the hottest writers in contemporary theater, including Moises Kaufman, author of "The Laramie Project" and Doug Wright, a Pulitzer Prize winner for "I Am My Own Wife.”

The New York production counts with heavyweight Broadway, TV and film actors like Sex and the City’s Craig Bierko and “All My Children" star Mark Consuelos. From the potential spouses, to the impact vows have on friends, family and colleagues, Standing On Ceremony presents all perspectives and points of view in the gay marriage debate.

"You can look at this issue from a political perspective, a cultural perspective or a civil rights perspective," Kaufman told the Huffington Post last year. "So much of this conversation has taken place in the realm of politics at the national level. ... I thought this was a great opportunity to show the other side, the repercussions for LGBT people."

Standing on Ceremony opens on June 22 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

What: Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays

When: June 22, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW. 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Price: $51.08 per ticket, get a 9-dollar discount here.