Jesse Tyler Ferguson, a co-star of the
ABC comedy Modern Family, has said he would legalize gay
marriage if he were president.
At Saturday night's The Hollywood
Reporter/Google pre-party to the White House Correspondent's
Dinner, Ferguson was asked what law he would pass if he was
president for 10 minutes.
“Marriage equality,” the TV star
answered with a wide grin.
Ferguson, who portrays Mitchell
Pritchett, a gay lawyer who is raising an adopted daughter with his
partner, said the sitcom was raising awareness about the issue.
“I think it is informing people in a
different way,” he said. “I think they're seeing Cameron and
Mitchell in a light and sort of thinking, you know, okay, I'm not
feeling quite so strange about them being together. Why is it so
different for Bob and Joe down the street?”
He added that he had his “fingers
crossed” about meeting First Lady Michelle Obama. (Watch entire
interview at The