Modern Family co-creator Steve Levitan has reacted to a declaration by the wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney that the comedy is her favourite show on TV.
Ann Romney told Entertainment Tonight that Modern Family is her favourite, prompting Levitan to tweet: “Thrilled Ann Romney says ModFam is her favorite show. We’ll offer her the role of officiant at Mitch & Cam’s wedding. As soon as it’s legal.”
Levitan is of course referring to Romney’s stance on same-sex marriage, as the characters of Mitch (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cam (Eric Stonestreet) are a gay couple with an adopted daughter who are unable to marry.
And Romney plans to keep it this way. His official election website reads: “Marriage is more than a personally rewarding social custom. It is also critical for the well-being of a civilization. That is why it is so important to preserve traditional marriage — the joining together of one man and one woman.
“As president, Mitt will not only appoint an Attorney General who will defend the Defense of Marriage Act — a bipartisan law passed by Congress and signed by President Clinton — but he will also champion a Federal Marriage Amendment to the Constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman.”
Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson has expressed his pleasure at the fact Romney’s wife enjoys the show, saying he hopes it leads to something.
“I have to say, I’m actually thrilled Mitt & Ann Romney love ‘Modern Family,’” the actor tweeted on August 29. “I hope it sparks something in them! #Equality”