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Civil rights group calling for 'Modern Family' gay wedding: Marry Cam and Mitch!

Date May 15, 2013

By Tim Kenneally

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - The American Civil Liberties Union has finally weighed in on the topic that's been weighing on the national consciousness for far too long: Whether Mitchell and Cameron from "Modern Family" should tie the knot.

The civil-rights group launched a campaign Wednesday urging the public to "RSVP" to a "Modern Family" episode featuring a wedding between the show's gay characters, Mitchell Pritchett and Cameron Tucker, in hopes of persuading show creators Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd that such an episode would be a hit.

Oh, and they're also hoping to draw attention to the Supreme Court's upcoming decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, which restrict marriage rights.

"The freedom to marry is being advanced in American living rooms as much as in court rooms," ACLU Executive Director Anthony D. Romero said of the campaign. "As we wait for the Supreme Court to rule, we want to keep this issue on the minds and screens of Americans everywhere."

The ACLU hopes to attract 750,000 online supporters for the campaign (read it here), at which point the organization plans present its "guest list" to Levitan and Lloyd.

ABC had no comment for TheWrap on the ACLU's campaign. However, in March, Levitan told TheWrap that he'd be "happy" if "Modern Family" helped to overturn Proposition 8.

"If we played even the tiniest role in helping to defeat Prop 8 and giving all gay people the equal rights they deserve, then I'm a happy man," Levitan said.

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