Prop 8: 'Modern Family's' Jesse Tyler Ferguson weighs in
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."
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.
-- Yvonne Villarreal
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