ABC paying for New York same-sex weddings ahead of ‘Modern Family’ marriage

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Fans of Modern Family will be pleased to know that the on screen couple, Mitch and Cam, are finally getting married. In celebration of this, the American television network ABC, are footing the bill for lucky New York couples.

At the start of the current fifth series of Modern Family, Mitch and Cam got engaged.

Now that the series is coming to an end, the remaining two episodes will focus on the wedding. In order to promote the two-part series finale, ABC are generously paying for all licenses and ceremonies taking place at the New York Clerk’s office before 4 p.m. on Monday 12th May.

The actors who play Mitch and Cam, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet, announced the news on Good Morning America, as well as talking about the hit sitcom’s upcoming wedding. Both knew that this publicity stunt was “special” and something that hasn’t been done before.Tyler Ferguson recently got married to his real life partner and admits that he had “a lot of the same people at both weddings!”

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Stonestreet admits that “To finally get a gig like this that is really, truly — not to put too much importance on it, but owning it a little bit — having social impact, cultural impact. We hear it from kids, we hear that from parents, so we know it’s real.”

Modern Family have always touched on story-line’s that deal with topical LGBT issues such as adoption, homophobia and now gay marriage. Stonestreet continues, “It’s a rare opportunity you get as actors.”