In June, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in favour of the same-sex marriage in California, paving the way for two of the most lovable gay characters on T.V. to finally get married. Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) of "Modern Family" are getting married in the fifth season. In the premiere episode of "Modern Family" Season 5, Mitch and Cam proposed to each other at the same time after both wanting to be the first person to propose.
Cast of "Modern Family"
In an interview with Lacey Rose of The Hollywood Reporter, Jeffrey Richman, writer of "Modern Family," said: "Mitch and Cam have been in a relationship for eight years, they already are a family and they have a daughter, so there needed to be a reason for them to get married. This (the U.S. Supreme Court verdict) became the 'why now'."
Richman also told The Hollywood Reporter that he had tears in his eyes while writing the gay marriage proposal scene of Mitch and Cam. "As I started writing, I became unexpectedly emotional. I teared up writing it. I teared up hearing it read."
The writer of "Modern Family" also alluded that the viewers may get to see a "bachelor party," a "party planner" and a lot of "many things" related to the wedding.
"Modern Family is "not a political show, and we bent over backwards in the episode not to be political," Richman told Rose. "We all said this would not be about making a statement; it was very much about keeping it between these two people and what it means for them. These were questions that I dealt with personally, too."
The writing team of "Modern Family" was concentrating on telling the gay marriage story specific to Mitch and Cam. The California gay marriage judgement was just "the reason" and "the jumping-off point," according to Richman.
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