Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family Twit Pic

Will Cam and Mitch be pronounced husband and husband?

That's the big Q going into tonight's Modern Family, after months of DOMA-ruling-inspired speculation as to whether TV's highest-profile gay couple would make it official.

"We address gay marriage…We address it!," Julie Bowen slyly told us recently, knowing better than to give it all away.

And while we certainly don't want to spoil the whole outcome either, here's the scoop we can tell you:

  1. In tonight's season premiere, we will see Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) celebrating the Defense of Marriage Act ruling. Cam is, naturally, bursting with excitement. "We won!"
  2. There isn't an actual wedding tonight.
  3. We do find out tonight whether Mitch and Cam will get married, and whatever is decided will be a multi-episode arc that will directly affect their storyline for the whole season. (Do they both want to get hitched? Only one of them? You'll have to tune in to see!)
Modern Family Wedding

And of course, we can't forget that oh-so-sneaky photo that Jesse Tyler Ferguson "leaked," which without question certainly looks like Mitch and Cam standing at a wedding altar. "It's not what it looks like. Or is it? Guess you'll have to wait to find out!" Plus, the ABC promo  that promises, "Modern Family will change with just one word"… followed by several characters saying, "Yes!"

Sure sounds like wedding bells to us. How about you?

In May, the ACLU launched a campaign to marry Mitch and Cam. But executive producer Christopher Lloyd told 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."

 Are you hoping for a Mitch and Cam wedidng?

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