Don't monogram any His and His wedding gifts just yet, but it sure looks like a gay wedding could be in the cards for Modern Family's Mitch and Cam.
"It's been talked about in the past very casually in the writers room," a show source tells E! News. "But now it's something we will definitely talk about more."
The wedding is now much more of a possibility, given the Supreme Court's ruling Wednesday on the Defense of Marriage Act. Mitch (Eric Stonestreet) and Cam (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) are one of TV's best-known same-sex couples, and have made for an endearing yet realistically flawed family, along with adopted daughter Lily.
Last month, the ACLU launched a campaign to marry Mitch and Cam. But executive producer Christopher Lloyd told EW.com producers would prefer to make their own decision when it comes to their own show.
"To the extent that people are interested in what happens on the show and how they really take these characters to heart, it's a compliment," Lloyd said. "But if they want to campaign to influence how we deal with the characters, that starts to be intrusive. We resist that. The ACLU had their heart in right place, but there was a silliness to the whole thing. They don't exist, you know! They really are fiction."
"As you can imagine in Cam and Mitchell's life," Lloyd said, "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."
Modern Family closed out its fourth season with an average of 12 million viewers, ranking 18th out of all network series. Season five premieres in September on ABC.
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