Rob McElhenney says he's pro-gay
marriage and was partly raised in a gay family.
spoke to GregInHollywood.com's Greg Hernandez about the upcoming
fifth season of FX's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and his
support for gay marriage.
“I happen to be pro-gay marriage,”
McElhenney told Hernandez after a session at the TV Critics
Association Summer Press Tour held in Beverly Hills. “I was raised
partly by two gay mothers who have a domestic partnership in New
The 33-year-old actor said the first
two episodes of the new season tackle the difficult subject of
In the episodes, a transgender woman
(played by Brittany Danke) ditches Mac (McElhenney) to marry another
“My character decides that he is
going to fight their union in court because he feels it's a gay
marriage,” McElhenney said.
“Dennis (Glenn Howerton) also gets
married. And that is sort of the satirical look at marriage in this
country and how difficult it was for Carmen, the transgender woman,
to wind up getting married.”
“And Frank (Danny DeVito) and Charlie
(Charlie Day) end up getting a domestic partnership to get health
benefits and it's a very difficult road that they're going down,”
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
returns to FX on September 16.