The Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act this week may be sparking a fictional marriage next year.
ABC’s sitcom Modern Family, which features a sweet-natured gay couple, is considering writing a same-sex marriage storyline for the duo as a result of DOMA’s demise.
Modern Family co-creator Christopher Lloyd told EW that today’s court ruling could impact the show’s fifth season and whether Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) finally tie the knot. “It’s a real possibility,” Lloyd said.
The show’s creative team has discussed such a plot line in the past, but the writers decided against it for political reasons.
But Lloyd said the comedy “didn’t want to make an overt political statement” and risk alienating viewers at the same time. “It’s not that we are absolutely unwilling. It was more of a tonal thing. It didn’t seem like our show to do that.”