Modern Family stars Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen say they are glad to be changing minds on gay issues.

The TV couple each took home an Emmy at Sunday's Primetime Emmy Awards.

ABC's Wednesday night comedy features three couples, including gay couple Mitchell and Cameron, played by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet, respectively. On the show, the men are in a committed relationship and raising their adopted daughter Lily.

Burrell – who won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – was asked how it felt being on a gay-inclusive show.

“Definitely, it feels very, very good to be on a show that seems to be changing a lot of minds,” Burrell answered, The Wrap reported. “It's a great thing to peripherally go to events and talk to family and have people talk about the characters the same way they talk about other characters.”

“As a straight woman in a straight couple, I feel marginalized,” joked Bowen, who took home Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

“To me, it's absurd that it is an issue, but in that it is an issue, I'm glad that we're helping to change minds,” she added.

(Related: Jesse Tyler Ferguson: Modern Family changing America's views on gay marriage.)