Openly gay Max Mutchnick, who created
the NBC comedy sitcom Will & Grace with David Kohan, is
concerned that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan would “take away rights”
from LGBT people.
Appearing on cabler CNN's Piers
Morgan Tonight, Mutchnick noted Vice President Joe Biden's
mention that Will & Grace had influenced Americans on gay
rights, then added that he hopes Partners, the duo's upcoming
comedy, would have a similar effect on President Barack Obama.
“All I can hope for is that Partners
does for President Obama what Will & Grace did for the
vice president. Because it's just been amazing to hear such a high
profile figure talk about a television show. I mean, it was similar
to listening to Dan Quayle talk about Murphy Brown,” he
Mutchnick added a Romney-Ryan win could
set back the gay rights movement.
“They're very clear about wanting to
put something in the Constitution that would limit rights. And
that's not going to be good,” he said. (The video is embedded on
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