Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell and Eric Stonestreet as Cameron on "Modern Family" (ABC/Bob D'amico)

"Modern Family" considers gay marriage

Now that DOMA has been struck down, Cam and Mitch might get married


Prachi Gupta
June 27, 2013 5:28PM (UTC)

The Supreme Court's ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday might influence the storyline for "Modern Family," according to show co-creator Christopher Lloyd.

While the ACLU previously pushed for a marriage between the show's gay couple, Cam (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell’s (Jesse Tyler Ferguson), who together have adopted a girl named Lily, the show didn't want to cave into "political pressure," Lloyd told EW.

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Now, however, “It’s certainly something we are contemplating on the show in ways we wouldn’t have in prior seasons," said Lloyd.

Lloyd told EW, “As you can imagine in Cam [Eric Stonestreet] and Mitchell’s [Jesse Tyler Ferguson] life, they would be feeling that a door has opened that was closed to them. Wouldn’t it be pretty tempting to think about walking through it? We imagine a lot of gay couples today are deciding whether to get married now that it’s open to them. From our standpoint, that’s something to explore.”

“It’s a funny thing, sitting around and celebrating for your characters on a day like this,” said Lloyd. “We were happy for Mitch and Cam today!”

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Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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