Two of the writers on our show who are gay were explaining their very different points of view. And one of them is very comfortable [with it]. The picture was shown of the two couples kissing in the airport [from the Hawaii episode] and he said “I would never ever kiss my partner in the airport.” And I asked why. And he said “I would feel like I would have that red dot on my head like someone was going to shoot me.” That’s his thing. That’s his point of view. That’s a legitimate thing. And that’s what we get into — what is making Mitch so uncomfortable. It goes to a very surprising place.
—Modern Family creator Steve Levitan, who is straight but has gay friends, on what happened inside the writers room when everyone flew in to a rage over the show not having Mitch and Cam kiss [via