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August 6, 2014

San Francisco’s Tom Ammiano explains why he has drafted his ‘Modern Family Act’, and how it might benefit those – LGBT or heterosexual – who are already parents or planning for children in the future

Later this month, lawmakers in California are expected to vote on updating family laws in order to reflect the evolving nature and diversity of modern families.

Following the legalisation of gay marriage in California last year, and following some high-profile legal disputes involving parental rights, State Assembly member Tom Ammiano – a Democrat for the 17th District, San Francisco – has drafted what has been dubbed the ‘Modern Family Act’.

July 25, 2014

Stonestreet's TV character recently married his male spouse on ABC hit

Eric Stonestreet plays one of the most high-profile gay characters on television while Rick Santorum is one of the most high-profile opponents of gay marriage.

So when the two men encountered each other at the White House Correspondents Dinner this year, Stonestreet was surprised to have the former US Senator from Pennsylvania ask to be in a photo with him.

The two-time Emmy winning actor just could not do it.

July 24, 2014

Modern Family star says fans are 'generally disappointed' when they meet him because he's 'not as fun' as Cam

Eric Stonestreet describes his TV alter-ego on Modern Family as ‘bossy, fussy bottom.’

The actor, who is straight in real life, says people are so used to seeing him as the flamboyant gay character of Cam on the ABC comedy that they become concerned when they encounter Stonestreet in public.

'I get a lot of questions like, "Are you not feeling well?"' the actor tells HuffPost Live.

July 2, 2014

Iranian comedy series Haft Sang is a near scene-for-scene remake of US series Modern Family but its makers have written out all the gay characters or made them straight

Iranian audiences are loving LGBTI inclusive US comedy series Modern Family without even knowing it.

It turns out that the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting TV channel has been ripping off the show scene-for-scene minus gay dads Mitch and Cam.

In Haft Sang, an unauthorized remake of the show, their parts have either been written out or given a heterosexual makeover as Iranian TV tries to translate the appeal of the ABC hit show within the strict religious guidelines of an Iranian theocratic state.

July 2, 2014

Iranian comedy series Haft Sang is a near scene-for-scene remake of US series Modern Family but its makers have written out all the gay characters or made them straight

Iranian audiences are loving LGBTI inclusive US comedy series Modern Family without even knowing it.

It turns out that the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting TV channel has been ripping off the show scene-for-scene minus gay dads Mitch and Cam.

In Haft Sang, an unauthorized remake of the show, their parts have either been written out or given a heterosexual makeover as Iranian TV tries to translate the appeal of the ABC hit show within the strict religious guidelines of an Iranian theocratic state.

May 23, 2014

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet want to let these 'brave men and women step out of the tabloids'

Much has been made this week of how the Modern Family couple of Cam and Mitch, who got married this week on the ABC comedy, are role models that are helping people be more accepting of real-life gay couples.

The actors who play Cam and Mitch are straight Eric Stonestreet and gay Jesse Tyler Ferguson who appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week to use their platform to try and bring about even more positive social change.

May 22, 2014

Creator Steve Levitan: 'I think its got an abundance of heart but I also think that it's a really funny episode'

The characters of Mitch and Cam become legally married tonight in the second of a two-part episode focusing on their wedding.

The episode airs on the same week that same-sex marriage became legal in the US states of Oregon and Pennsylvania and the marriage equality debate rages on in courtrooms, on cable television and online message boards.

But the creators and cast members of the multiple-Emmy winning ABC comedy have stuck to their unofficial motto of ‘comedy first’ when it comes to their same-sex nuptials.

May 13, 2014

'It's what the audience deserves and what Mitch and Cam deserve and I'm just glad we're getting to do it'

Modern Family's harried gay dads Mitch and Cam are tying the knot in a two-part wedding season finale that begins airing this week.

Eric Stonestreet, who has won two Emmys over five seasons for his portrayal of Cam, told Ellen DeGeneres this week on her daytime talk show that it's a culmination for the characters and for fans.

'It's a great journey that Mitch and Cam have been on,' he said. 'It's what the audience deserves and what Mitch and Cam deserve and I'm just glad we're getting to do it.'

April 30, 2014

Stonestreet: 'This just feels really great to know that at the end of 5 years Mitch and Cam are having a little bit of completion of their relationship'

For five years, they have played the fictional couple of Cam and Mitch on ABC's Modern Family.

But when it came time to shoot the upcoming two-part wedding episode featuring their characters as the grooms, the emotions got unexpectedly real.

'I have great affection for this man,' Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who plays Mitch, said during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week.

April 10, 2014

'My younger siblings aren't married so (my mom) was so excited to buy a son-in-law card'

In the time since Jesse Tyler Ferguson got married to lawyer Justin Mikita last summer, the Modern Family star has been constantly surprised by the things that make him feel like a husband.

'It doesn't make a difference on the day to day but it's the little things like going into the doctor's office and getting to check "married" in the box and all those little things I never thought about,' he told Gay Star News in a recent interview.

Ferguson and Mitka had been together for two years before tying the knot in New York City last July.

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.