‘Modern Family’ Actors who play Gay Couple dish on Real Life

On ABC's Modern Family, Eric Stonestreet, 38, is the flashy and affectionate Lion King-loving Cameron Tucker, who moonlights as Fizbo the clown. His longtime partner, the tightly wound and Fizbo-loathing lawyer Mitchell Pritchett, is played by Jesse Tyler Ferguson, 34. Together, they make up one of the most high-profile gay couples on prime time.

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Join the Stars in an anti-Prop 8 Scavenger Hunt to support Marriage Equality & The Williams Inst.

You are cordially invited to a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

On April 18, join Neil Patrick Harris, Kristin Chenoweth, Jeff Probst, Steven Weber, Kathy Najimy, Camryn Manheim, and many other celebrities in an anti-Prop 8 scavenger hunt across Los Angeles, with all proceeds going to the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law.

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Video: Jon Stewart Exposes Sanford Marriage Hypocrisy

Comedy Central: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
February 8, 2010
Jon Stewart asks Jenny Sanford, estranged wife of Gov. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), if her husband's affair with another woman makes him a hypocrite because of his stance against marriage equality. [Link] See minute 5:00 - 5:30 in video.

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Whose Marriage Is It?

San Francisco Chronicle
January 13, 2010
Mark Fiore pokes some fun at objections to the freedom to marry in this cartoon. [Link]

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Voice for Equality Update: Neil Patrick Harris wins AfterElton’s “Gay Man of the Decade”

tv.com
January 7, 2010
Voice for Equality, Neil Patrick Harris, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live talking about his winning the AfterElton Gay/Bisexual Man of the Decade and joking about his tweet war with competitor John Barrowman. [Link]

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Watch “Park & Recreation”‘s gay penguin episode!

After Elton
December 19, 2009

From After Elton, "So you're sitting at home on a Saturday night with nothing to do and nothing to watch? Well, here's a way to kill 22 minutes! Check out NBC's "Pawnee Zoo" episode of Parks & Recreation. In the episode, Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) finds herself caught in the culture wars after she accidentally marries two male penguins. Naturally, the wingnuts of Pawnee will not stand for such depravity." (Link)

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Op-Ed: A witty and potentially potent Argument for Marriage Equality

San Francisco Chronicle
December 11, 2009
David L. Kirp discusses the possible impact of John Marcotte's campaign to ban divorce in Calif. aimed at exposing the inequalities perpetuated by Prop. 8. Kirp says the campaign's purpose is "to debunk, through humor, the humorless claim that the 'sanctity' of marriage is the reason gays shouldn't be allowed to tie the knot -- and on that score, it's mission accomplished." [Link]

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Gaywatch: Meredith Baxter & New York

Comedy Central: Daily Show with Jon Stewart
December 3, 2009
Jon Stewart talks about actress Meredith Baxter, who recently came out as a lesbian on The Today Show. He then attacks the New York state Senate's vote against granting marriage equality to gay and lesbian couples. [Link]


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The Daily Show: Gaywatch

Comedy Central: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
November 19, 2009

Jon Stewart discusses stories involving the LGBT community including Will Phillips, the 10-year-old student who refuses to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance until gay and lesbian couples can marry. Stewart brings out professional wrestler Mick Foley, who vows to protect Phillips from bullies in school. [Link]


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Voice for Equality: Rep. Jackie Speier

Jackie Speier is the Democratic Representative for California's 12th congressional district. The district includes the northern two-thirds of San Mateo County (formerly part of the district represented by her political mentor, Leo Ryan) and the southwest quarter of San Francisco.
She is also a former member of the California State Senate who represented parts of San Francisco and San Mateo counties. On April 8, 2008, she won a special election for the vacated United States House of Representatives seat of late Congressman Tom Lantos. Rep. Speier's congressional committee assignments include: Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government-Sponsored Enterprises, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization, and Procurement and the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming. Learn more here.

On Tuesday November 17, 2009, Rep. Jackie Speier was a guest on The Colbert Report for a humorous "Better Know a District" segment. The congresswoman expressed her support for marriage equality and stated,

Being gay is not a disease. It’s a sexual orientation. So there is nothing to fix.
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Freedom to Marry salutes Rep. Jackie Speier as a Voice for Equality! See other Voices for Equality here.

If Rep. Speier's support inspires you - get involved!

**Make your NOMINATION for a Voice for Equality today!

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