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.


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!”


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

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