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Eric McCormack: ‘Will & Grace’ is why gay marriage was passed

“We snuck in. We were in your living room every week and, ‘Isn’t that one so funny?’ and ‘I like him.’ Old women that had never met a gay man in their life were like, ‘I hope Will finds a nice boy.’

It permeated American culture slowly but surely, and all the more reason that we have to come back and remind people that that’s why we got where we got — that’s why we got to a place where gay marriage was passed, that marriage equality was passed as a right in 50 states.”— Eric McCormack, speaking about the cultural impact of Will &
Grace
, which returns to NBC on September 28.