Could wedding bells be in the near future for ABC's most out and proud couple on television?
Following the landmark Supreme Court ruling declaring California's Proposition 8 unconstitutional, producers of "Modern Family" say they are strongly considering making things official for Mitchell and Cameron.
"It's certainly something we are contemplating on the show in ways we wouldn't have in prior seasons," co-creator Christopher Lloyd told Entertainment Weekly.
The DOMA ruling, which effectively brought an end to California's state ban on gay marriage, brought praise from numerous celebrities and political figures alike. Lloyd continued, "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? 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."
The producer hinted that the writers had previously shied away from the issue, noting that putting it front and center on the series could risk alienating some viewers. "It's not that we are absolutely unwilling. It was more of a tonal thing. It didn't seem like our show to do that," Lloyd said.
It seems like Mitch and Cam have lived the married life for several seasons now. With the court ruling and the issue topping the headlines everywhere, it seems like a no brainer for an 'event' episode for the comedy series. Are you excited for Mitch and Cam to walk down the aisle?