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‘Modern Family’ wins Emmy Award for best comedy series

| Monday, August 25, 2014
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet in a scene from ABC's "Modern Family."
"Modern Family" has done it again, winning the Emmy Award for best comedy series. It's the fifth year in a row the hit ABC series has bagged the big prize, tying a record winning streak set by "Frasier." Rivals were "The Big Bang Theory," ''Louie," ''Orange Is the New Black," ''Silicon Valley" and "Veep."

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Laverne Cox becomes first transgender person nominated for an Emmy

| Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Laverne Cox has became the first transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy Award in an acting category. Cox received a nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Sophia Burset in the Netflix series "Orange is the New Black." "Orange is the New Black" was also nominated for Best Comedy series, along ...

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‘Modern Family’ star Ty Burrell headlines same-sex marriage fundraiser in Utah

| Thursday, June 19, 2014
Modern Family's Ty Burrell, left, and co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson laugh during an interview Thursday, June 19, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Burrell is headlining a fundraiser in Salt Lake City on Thursday, an event staged by an organization that Ferguson and his real-life husband created to help pay for the legal costs of challenging same-sex marriage bans.
SALT LAKE CITY -- "Modern Family" actor Ty Burrell says he sees same-sex marriage in the United States is a "tide that can't be turned." Burrell headlined a fundraiser Thursday evening in Salt Lake City to help cover legal costs for couples fighting Utah's ban on same-sex marriage, lending his celebrity to help a group backed by sitcom co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

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Marriage equality comes to New Zealand – on the ground, and in the air

| Monday, August 19, 2013
Alan Gibson, New Zealand Herald/APRachel Briscoe, left, and Jess Ivess, second left, celebrate their marriage as does and Richard Andrew, second right, and Richard Rawstorn after their respective same-sex wedding ceremony held at Rotorua, New Zealand, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013.
QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand — When Lynley Bendall and Ally Wanikau walked down the aisle to exchange vows Monday, the fasten-seatbelt signs were off. The couple celebrated the legalization of gay marriage in New Zealand by getting hitched in a plane at 39,000 feet (11,900 meters).

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Justin Mikita marry in New York

| Sunday, July 21, 2013
Jordan Strauss, Invision/APJustin Mikita and Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
NEW YORK -- "Modern Family" star Jesse Tyler Ferguson married his partner, attorney Justin Mikita in New York City on Saturday.

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Air New Zealand to host country’s first gay wedding — at 30,000 ft.

| Thursday, July 18, 2013
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AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Air New Zealand says it will be hosting the country’s first gay wedding ceremony -- mid air -- on board a plane when same-sex marriage becomes legal next month.

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ACLU: Time for TV’s ‘Modern Family’ gay couple to get married

| Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (left) and Eric Stonestreet, from ABC's sitcom "Modern Family."Photo: Peter "Hopper" Stone, Courtesy ABC
NEW YORK -- The American Civil Liberties Union is lobbying for the most prominent gay parents on U.S. television to get married. The campaign aimed at ABC's "Modern Family" comes as momentum for gay marriage builds in parts of the country.

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‘Modern Family’s’ Jesse Tyler Ferguson to lobby for Ill. same-sex marriage bill

By Tony Merevick| Chicago Phoenix | Sunday, December 30, 2012
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As state lawmakers prepare to vote on a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois, support has come in from coalitions of LGBT rights organizations, voters, hundreds of local clergy, President Obama — and now — from ABC’s Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

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Gay celebrities speak out on Obama’s LGBT accomplishments

| Tuesday, October 16, 2012
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In a new campaign video for President Barack Obama, celebrities Jane Lynch, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Zachary Quinto, Chaz Bono, Wanda Sykes, George Takei, and Billie Jean King speak out about Obama's LGBT accomplishments.

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