‘Modern Family’ Stars Show Support for Ruling Against California’s Prop 8

by | February 8, 2012 at 11:20 AM | Modern Family

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet of "Modern Family" (Jesse Tyler Ferguson / WhoSay.com)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet of "Modern Family" (Jesse Tyler Ferguson / WhoSay.com)

Yesterday, a federal court ruled that California’s Proposition 8 — which bans same-sex marriage in the state — was unconstitutional. This fight will likely go to the Supreme Court, and same-sex marriages are still on hold in the state until the appeals process gets exhausted. But one thing the ruling did was give two stars of “Modern Family” a chance to make a funny statement that supported the ruling, according to People.com.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson tweeted a photo where he and co-star Eric Stonestreet — the two play a same-sex couple on the show — hold up a sign that says “How could you not want to see us tie the knot?” The implied message is that, since the characters live in California, they’re legally not allowed to get married, even on a fictional show.

But the other implied message is the one we’re looking forward to seeing when and if same-sex marriage is allowed in California: a season’s worth of wedding planning and arguments between the uptight Mitch (Ferguson) and the emotional Cam (Stonestreet). It would be funnier than all the wedding shows on TLC and WE combined.

Watch a preview of tonight’s episode of “Modern Family”: