The Fosters Throws a Same-Sex Wedding

While the article states this was the first same-sex wedding since DOMA’s demise, but I don’t know how many other same-sex weddings there have been in television sitcoms and dramas.

ABC Family’s The Fosters makes history Monday (9/8c) when lesbian moms Stef (Teri Polo) and Lena (Sherri Saum) get hitched in TV’s first gay wedding since the demise of DOMA. But the happy event was going to happen with or without the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on gay marriage. According to exec producers Peter Paige and Bradley Bredeweg, the ceremony was planned from the get-go, even though the series is set in California where, until June, same-sex unions were not recognized as legal.

“We knew the Supreme Court would likely make its decision before we shot [the episode],” says Paige, who is best known for his five-year run as Emmett on Queer as Folk. “If they had ruled the other way we would have still gone ahead — only with an f–k you wedding! But because the Court did rule the way it did, it was an even more resonant celebration.”

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