Another gay TV couple is marrying on
ABC. Callie Torres (played by Sara Ramirez) and Arizona Robbins
(Jessica Capshaw) will marry on the May 5 episode of the medical
drama Grey's Anatomy.
to lesbian entertainment website AfterEllen.com, the actors said
the couple will have a traditional Catholic wedding.
“Callie was raised Catholic and she
loves her church and she loves her God, and that's OK,” Capshaw
“Arizona in the beginning of the
episode has been an empowered woman who knows exactly who she is and
has known all her life.” Ramirez said. “Callie has been on a
different journey; she's investigating it and experiencing it and
figuring it out as she goes, especially with her parents who are very
Catholic – her mother in particular.”
“Callie starts to understand and
embrace the notion that God is everywhere and that you don't have to
be in a church to share God's presence of love and acceptance and to
have a union with someone and a wedding and ceremony that means
everything to you,” Ramirez added.
Grey's Anatomy is not the first
ABC drama to feature the wedding of a gay couple. In 2008, Kevin
Walker (Matthew Rhys) married his boyfriend Scotty Wandell (Luke
MacFarlane) on the network's Sunday night drama Brothers &
In both cases, the shows are set in
states where gay marriage is not legal. Grey's Anatomy's
Washington and Brothers & Sisters' California recognize
gay and lesbian couples with domestic partnerships.