ACLU Wants “Modern Family’s” Cam And Mitch Hitched; How About These Couples, Too?

822xThis week the ACLU jumped into the marriage equality debate with a call for ABC’s Modern Family to tie their popular gay couple’s knot. The “Cam & Mitch Get Hitched” campaign debuted Thursday with an online petition declaring, “it’s time for America’s biggest, red-beard-iest prime-time couple to get hitched in front of millions of American viewers.”

Citing polls that show that show a clear majority of Americans now support marriage equality, American Civil Liberties Union communications strategist Alicia Gay (yup) makes a compelling argument for fictional characters playing a powerful role in shaping public opinion, from Ellen’s coming out  to Will & Grace’s influence on Smokin’ Joe Biden’s thinking the gay marriage thing.

At ABC’s upfront this week,  MF patriarch Ed O’Neill said his fictional son’s wedding wouldn’t be “a bad bet.” In fact, Jesse Ferguson (Mitchell) is a real-life groom-to-be with plans to marry longtime boyfriend Justin Mikita. Too late for a summer special with the show’s season finale already in the can, but a Supreme Court decision on California’s Prop. 8 in June means marriage equality will be headline news as writers sit down to pen Modern Family’s season 5 premiere.

Ms. Gay’s pitch got us thinking: which of our favorite gay couples could use a petition to get them to them to the altar, or the marriage clerk’s office, or a beach on Maui? Check out our suggestions on the following pages.

Neil Patrick Harris David-Burtka by Beck StarrNeil Patrick Harris and David Burtka

We just want these two to get it over with after a five-year engagement and rumors of breakups and Twitter denials. Do it for the twins

Sir Elton John and David Furnish arriveElton John and David Furnish

The 20-year couple entered a UK civil partnership in 2005, but any excuse to throw another party stateside should be reason enough for Sir Elton.

Linda Perry Sara Gilbert GLAAD

Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry

The Talk creator revealed in April the two had become engaged during a romantic picnic in the park, but a petition might be in order to have Perry remove that prison tattoo.


Christian Siriano and Brad Walsh

We love Christian almost as much as the wardrobe he’d put together for his wedding to longtime boyfriend Brad. He’d make it work!


Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent

We’d love to see how Nate would design his own wedding. And we will! He popped the question in April and Jeremiah said yes. Yay. We love projects!


Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson

Are they still together? A gay wedding following court-mandated rehab could be the PR perfect distraction/career boost for our Lindsay. C’mon, Meryl Streep called her a great actress!


Rosie O’Donnell and Michelle Rounds

A rep for the former TV host confirmed O’Donnell and Rounds “are engaged, but no date has been set.” What’s holding Rosie back? Fear of commitment, or cancellation? (Hi, Kelli.)

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