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March 28, 2014

'The portrait there that's being presented is designed to make you think that same-sex households are wonderful, they're loving, this is paradise, this is the optimum nurturing environment for children...'

Bryan Fischer thinks the audience watching Modern Family doesn't realize the severe damage the show does to culture and family life.

The spokesperson for the anti-gay American Family Association was a guest on Kevin Miller's radio show. The host maintains Christians are troubled by ABC's Modern Family, which has one same-sex couple raising a daughter.

March 28, 2014

'The portrait there that's being presented is designed to make you think that same-sex households are wonderful, they're loving, this is paradise, this is the optimum nurturing environment for children...'

Bryan Fischer thinks the audience watching Modern Family doesn't realize the severe damage the show does to culture and family life.

The spokesperson for the anti-gay American Family Association was a guest on Kevin Miller's radio show. The host maintains Christians are troubled by ABC's Modern Family, which has one same-sex couple raising a daughter.

October 11, 2013

Shows like Modern Family, Glee and Pretty Little Liars contribute to strong representation

With its array of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters, the musical-comedy series Glee helps to make the FOX network the most LGBT inclusive broadcast US television network.

The media advocacy organization GLAAD released its 7th annual Network Responsibility Index (NRI) and the 18th annual Where We Are on TV Report on Friday (11 October) and gave some networks high grades while others struggled.

October 8, 2013

Out actor has been nominated for two Emmys for role of Pepper Saltzman

Don't worry Mitch and Cam, Pepper Saltzman is here to help you with your upcoming wedding on Modern Family.

Or maybe start worrying.

The hilariously overbearing character, played by Nathan Lane, will appear in an upcoming episode when Mitch (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cam (Eric Stonestreet) allow him to help in the planning of their big day.

September 26, 2013

Show is fresh off winning fourth consecutive Emmy for outstanding comedy

Cam and Mitch are getting married.

On the fifth season premiere of ABC's Modern Family Wednesday (25 September), Cam (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitch (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) propose to each other and both say 'yes' in unison.

The couple, who have an adopted daughter, Lily, found out early in the episode that they could finally legally marry. The plot then involved planning their respective proposals to each other.

Ferguson live tweeted during the telecast with the newly married gay actor writing at one point: 'Yay gay marriage!'

September 23, 2013

ABC sitcom features gay couple raising a child among main characters

Modern Family was shut out in the acting categories but won its fourth consecutive outstanding comedy Emmy on Sunday (22 September).

The popular ABC show prominently features a gay couple raising a young child portrayed by two-time Emmy winner Eric Stonestreet, who was not nominated this year, and three-time nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson who suffered another Emmy loss.

The show's creator, Steve Levitan, was flanked by the show's large cast as he took to the stage to accept yet another best comedy Emmy.

July 21, 2013

Over 200 guests attend the New York City wedding of Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita

Emmy nominated actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson married Justin Mikita yesterday (20 June) in New York City.

According to US magazine, Ferguson's representative verified the details of the ceremony with a statement.

Writer Tony Kushner, author of Angels in America, officiated the wedding.

July 18, 2013

Jim Parsons, Nathan Lane, Sarah Paulson, Dan Bucatinsky, Lily Tomlin, Tim Gunn, and John Benjamin Hickey also nominated

Zachary Quinto, fresh off his split from Jonathan Groff, is going to need a date to the Emmys.

The actor is among the several openly gay performers who received Emmy Award nominations this morning.

The others include Jane Lynch, Jim Parsons, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Nathan Lane, Sarah Paulson, Dan Bucatinsky, Tim Gunn, Lily Tomlin, and John Benjamin Hickey.

May 16, 2013

Campaign launched to urge producers and writers to create wedding episode

The American Civil Liberties Union, which usually advocates for the rights of real-life people, has started a campaign to tru and and get a fictional gay couple married.

That couple is Cameron and Mitchell on ABC's Emmy winning comedy series Modern Family.

A campaign, complete with a website for RSVPs, has been created by the advocacy arm of the civil liberties group called ACLU Action.

May 16, 2013

Campaign launched to urge producers and writers to create wedding episode

The American Civil Liberties Union, which usually advocates for the rights of real-life people, has started a campaign to tru and and get a fictional gay couple married.

That couple is Cameron and Mitchell on ABC's Emmy winning comedy series Modern Family.

A campaign, complete with a website for RSVPs, has been created by the advocacy arm of the civil liberties group called ACLU Action.

May 16, 2013

'I’m basically doing no acting at all. We’re all clichés of ourselves'

Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson is aware there are those who think that his character of Mitch and TV husband Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) aren't a positive representation of LGBT people.

He begs to differ.

March 26, 2013

Steve Levitan often told show has 'opened the door for conversation and acceptance'

Gay couple Cam and Mitch have been an intregal part of ABC's comedy hit Modern Family since it debuted in 2009 - a year after California voters passed Proposition 8.

The show is such a big hit that it's even the favorite of Ann Romney, wife of former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney who is strongly opposed to gay marriage.

The show's co-creator, Steve Levitan, told TheWrap on Monday (25 March) that he hopes the show has helped to change public opinion when it comes to marriage equality.

March 1, 2013

Modern Family star engaged to Justin Mikita says wedding planner taking care of everything

Yes, Jesse Tyler Ferguson is getting married.

And yes, he's a gay man.

But that doesn't mean the Emmy-nominated Modern Family star is obsessing over every detail when it comes to his wedding to lawyer Justin Mikita.

'No Groomzilla here,' Ferguson, 37, tells People.com with a laugh. 'We have a really great wedding planner who is managing everything. It's been very exciting. I'm very picky about things, and everything is coming together nicely.'

January 5, 2013

Says he can't imagine a fan of Modern Family would want to deny Mitchell and Cameron the chance to get married

As the Illinois state legislature ponders whether to pass a marriage equality bill next week, Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson is in the state trying to drum up public support for Illinois to become the 10th state in the US to allow gay marriage.

On the ABC sitcom, Ferguson portrays Mitchell Pritchett who is raising a young daughter with his spouse Cameron Tucker who is played by Eric Stonestreet.

January 5, 2013

Says he can't imagine a fan of Modern Family would want to deny Mitchell and Cameron the chance to get married

As the Illinois state legislature ponders whether to pass a marriage equality bill next week, Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson is in the state trying to drum up public support for Illinois to become the 10th state in the US to allow gay marriage.

On the ABC sitcom, Ferguson portrays Mitchell Pritchett who is raising a young daughter with his spouse Cameron Tucker who is played by Eric Stonestreet.

November 23, 2012

His Modern Family co-star had marriage news of her own

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita announced their engagement to the public back in September but the Modern Family star actually proposed to his fiance two months earlier.

He told the story to Ellen DeGeneres earlier this week during a visit to her daytime talk show.

November 16, 2012

His character of Phil is clueless as he also shares shirtless hug with gay man

You would think that after all these years of having Mitch and Cam as brothers-in-law that Modern Family's Phil Dunphy would be a little less clueless.

Or maybe he's become so comfortable being around gay men he doesn't even know when he's on a date with one!

That's what happened on this week's episode of ABC's Modern Family when Phil (Emmy winner Ty Burrell) invites Mitch and Cam's gay friend over to watch some football.

The friend, played by two-time Tony winner Matthew Broderick, completely misreads the situation and thinks he's on a date.

October 16, 2012

Modern Family star joins Jane Lynch, Zachary Quinto, George Takei, and other LGBT celebs in campaign video

Wiping tears from his eyes, an emotional Jesse Tyler Ferguson speaks emotionally about what it meant to him to have President Barack Obama publicly support gay marriage earlier this year.

'If I was a 15-year-old kid in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and I watched the evening news with my parents and the sitting president of the United States said, 'I support gay marriage,' that would have changed a lot,' Ferguson says in a new Obama campaign video featuring famous LGBT Americans.

October 4, 2012

Audience sees Mitch and Cam 'living the same lives as everybody else'

On ABC's Modern Family, Ty Burr's character of Phil Dunphy has a brother-in-law who is gay and is raising a young daughter with a male partner.

Those characters, Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) are among the show's most popular and Burr says that he believes they have helped the gay rights movement in some ways.

September 25, 2012

Egged on by Jimmy Kimmel, Ferguson goes after his Emmy-winning TV husband

At Sunday night's Emmy Awards, Jesse Tyler Ferguson appeared moved when Modern Family co-star Eric Stonestreet paid tribute to him after beating Ferguson for the supporting actor in a comedy prize.

But during an appearance on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday (24 September), Ferguson appeared to allow himself to be egged on to being a sore loser by the host.

September 24, 2012

Sitcom featuring gay couple takes four Primetime Emmy awards last night

Modern Family, which features a gay couple as two of the central characters, has won four Emmys including outstanding comedy series.

This is the third year Modern Family have taken the outstanding comedy series prize, this time beating competition from 30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Girls and Veep.

The show also took the comedy series awards for outstanding director (Steven Levitan), supporting actress (Julie Bowen) and supporting actor (Eric Stonestreet, who plays gay father Cameron Tucker).

September 19, 2012

He and fiance Justin Mikita have also launched non-profit called Tie the Knot to benefit LGBT equality

Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson announced his engagement to lawyer Justin Mikita Wednesday (19 September) via YouTube in a video that also announced the couple's new non-profit organization benefiting LGBT equality.

'It's true, I popped the big Q,' the Emmy-nominated actor said.

Mikita, sitting next to Ferguson on a sofa excitedly told viewers: 'I said yes!'

August 28, 2012

Steve Levitan: 'We'll offer her the role of officiant at Mitch & Cam's wedding. As soon as it's legal'

Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, says her favorite show is the ABC comedy Modern Family which features the gay couple of Cam and Mitch.

The couple are raising an adopted daughter in the Emmy-winning show that revolves around Cam and Mitch as well as the families of Mitch's father and sister.

The show's creator and executive producer Steve Levitan took to Twitter to respond to the potential First Lady's television taste which would seem to fly in the face of her husband's political stance against gay marriage.

August 1, 2012

Steve Levitan: 'The minute it becomes our agenda, it loses some of what makes it perhaps special'

It was in the first episode of Modern Family in 2009 that gay couple Cam and Mitch introduced their adopted baby, Lily, to the world.

Since then, the couple - played by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet - has been an integral part of the comedy's Emmy-winning formula.

Other US networks have taken notice.

This fall, Justin Bartha and Andrew Rannells star as a gay couple having a baby with the help of a surrogate mother in the NBC comedy The New Normal. And over at CBS, Michael Urie and Brandon Routh play a couple in the sitcom Partners.