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Prop 8: 'Modern Family's' Jesse Tyler Ferguson weighs in

February 7, 2012 |  2:15 pm

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, left, and Eric Stonestreet play a gay couple raising an adopted daughter on ABC's "Modern Family

A picture is worth a thousand words. But for this photo Jesse Tyler Ferguson of "Modern Family" spelled out 11 of them after a federal appeals court Tuesday declared California's ban on gay marriage under Proposition 8 unconstitutional.

Ferguson, who is gay and plays a gay character, Mitchell, on the ABC sitcom, sent out the picture above in a Twitter blast, saying: "Mitch & Cam have a question for you. @AFER #prop8 #MarriageEquality."

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He followed it up with a series of tweets that voiced his opposition to the controversial proposition.  

Although gay and lesbian couples have won the right to marry in some states, Tuesday's ruling marked the first time a federal court of appeals declared that same-sex marriage was protected by the U.S. Constitution. The backers of Prop. 8 have vowed to appeal the decision.

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-- Yvonne Villarreal

twitter.com/villarrealy

Photo: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, left, and Eric Stonestreet play a gay couple raising an adopted daughter on ABC's "Modern Family." Credit: Jesse Tyler Ferguson

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