(AP) ACLU: Time for ‘Modern Family’ gay couple to wed
The ACLU is lobbying for the gay couple on “Modern Family” to get married.
ACLU Action started a campaign to urge the show’s producers to write a wedding episode for Mitchell and Cameron, fathers of an adopted child and one of three couples at the heart of the show.
The ACLU says it is appealing to the fictional family to draw more attention to the real issue as it awaits Supreme Court decisions on two important marriage equality cases.
Supporters are invited to “RSVP” to the wedding online. The ACLU plans to deliver the online “guest list” to the show’s producers but said it had not yet contacted the show.
Esseks said the petition was a departure for the group, but that along with filing lawsuits, lobbying for bills or organizing ballot initiatives, the group saw public education and changing the culture as part of its mission. He applauded what “Modern Family” has done already for public perception of gay couples.
ABC referred questions to 20th Century Fox Studios, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Show creator Steven Levitan tweeted a link to the campaign with a simple “Wow.” Jessie Tyler Ferguson, who plays Mitchell, tweeted: “Love this! Thank you ACLU! Maybe once Prop 8 is overturned!”