I'm not usually real big on awards shows, but I'm happy that one of my favorite shows, "Modern Family" won an Emmy for best comedy. Not bad for a show in its first season. It's well written, consistently funny, and best of all, features a gay couple with an adopted infant. Eric Stonestreet, who plays Cameron, won a best supporting actor award for his portrayal of one of the partners. The dynamic between him and Jesse Tyler Ferguson (who is gay in real life) is both hysterically funny and loving at the same time. The show doesn't make anything special or unusual about Those Two Daddies, and they are accepted by the extended family as just two more parents. It doesn't go out of it's way to say "Hey they're two men", but does add a gay spin to dealing with parenthood.
I think shows like this that present a normal day to day life of gay parents who you'd probably like to know do a great deal to help gain acceptance for same sex parents. When you can laugh along with them and see yourself in their shoes it makes it just a little easier to accept them living next door. Good job everyone involved in the show!
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