DOMA Gone-Modern Family Marriage On?


imageABC’s hit comedy, the Emmy winning ‘Modern Family,’ may have received a gift from the Supreme Court.  When the Court voted to strike down provisions of DOMA, and respected the decision of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court in California, can a marriage be in the future for the sit-com?

Cam Tucker, (Eric Stonestreet), and Mitchell Pritchett, (Jesse Tyler Ferguson), portray a gay couple with an adopted Korean girl.  They incur the same relationship problems as do all couples, but their sexual persuasion adds some new twists.  Mitchell is an attorney, and Cam is a stay at home dad.  The show is located in California, and now the question is, ‘will they get married?’

Christopher Lloyd is the co-creator of the hit sit-com.  Entertainment Weekly asked him about the possibility.

“It’s a real possibility,” Lloyd said. “It’s certainly something we are contemplating on the show in ways we wouldn’t have in prior seasons. … As you can imagine in Cam and Mitchell’s 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? … From our standpoint, that’s something to explore.”

Lloyd said that as the cast and crew celebrated the Court’s rulings, it felt a little odd that they were fictional characters.

“It’s a funny thing, sitting around and celebrating for your characters,” he said. “We were happy for Mitch and Cam!”

The actors who portray the loving couple were gleeful about the rulings themselves.

“Remember the old days when #DOMA was around and gay people couldn’t get married in California? Crazy right!?” Tyler Ferguson tweeted.

“Im happy for my gay & lesbian friends. Cheers to gorgeous, wonderful & beautiful weddings, long, happy & fruitful lives and then dying,” Stonestreet added.

As you may be able to tell, Ferguson is gay in his real life, and Stonestreet is not.

Most fans of Modern Family would love to see the preparation for, and the actual performance of, nuptials between the two, now that DOMA is no more.  Who wouldn’t love to see their daughter, “Lily”, as a flower girl?

James Turnage

The Guardian Express


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