Now that we are woefully without some of our favorite tv gays and lesbians this fall season, the ACLU is making sure that the ones still on the boob tube are making a statement. The organization is urging television writers to marry everyone’s favorite couple, Cam and Mitch. This isn’t the first time the gay fathers/writers have come under pressure from LGBT organizations. In 2010, viewers were angered by their lack of affection and demanded that the two at least kiss in one episode. Now, viewers are hoping the two will get married on screen in defiance to local California laws that prohibit the couple from doing so. From the ACLU:
The freedom to marry is being advanced in American living rooms as much as in courtrooms,” said ACLU Executive Director Anthony D. Romero. “As we wait for the Supreme Court to rule, we want to keep this issue on the minds and screens of Americans everywhere.”
ACLU Action aims to activate the ACLU’s 750,000 online supporters to have a political impact through social media and new grassroots organizing tools, and to reach out to new audiences, with its message of equal rights for all. By calling on Americans to “RSVP” that they will watch Cam and Mitch get married, the campaign will let the “Modern Family” producers know that a wedding episode would be a ratings hit. The campaign will put marriage equality before new and younger audiences through social media channels.
ACLU Action plans to deliver the “guest list” created by this RSVP to the producers of “Modern Family,” Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd. The delivery will be timed to capitalize on the energy arising out of the landmark Supreme Court cases to be decided this summer, as the writers and producers are scripting the next season of Modern Family.