|Fictional gay TV couple that ACLU is lobbying|
to get "married"
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a lobby group whose stated mission is "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States." (Thanks WIKI).
And what do they want today? They are pushing for a gay fictional couple from the TV series Modern Family to get married because they think it will bring more acceptance of gay marriage. So they've started an online petition in the hopes that they can pressure the writers of the show to make it happen. In their own words -
"For many, Mitch and Cam are the gay couple with whom they interact with the most," the ACLU noted. "Inviting 13 million people to Mitch and Cam’s wedding will only bring more people into the push for marriage equality."They and other homosexual advocacy groups bemoan the cancelling of TV shows that feature gay people so that there is a lack of "diversity" on screen. According to a GLAAD spokesman -
"Following a season with the highest recorded number of LGBT characters, these cancellations mean networks have to make a concerted effort to ensure the 2013-2014 season truly reflects the diversity of their audience. With inclusive programs like Modern Family and Glee continuing to lead the ratings and collect praise from critics, it's in a network's best interest."How "diverse" does TV have to be when only a purported 3% of the country is homosexual? Do we/they have to have this pushed in our faces? And it's not just TV: two gay characters in the popular Archie comic book recently got married. Ditto in Marvel's X-Men, and DC's Batwoman.
So, is it really the "wedding America wants to see" as they proclaim in their poster? I have my doubts.