- The Washington Times - Monday, May 12, 2014

As “Modern Family” viewers wait anxiously for Mitch and Cam to tie the knot on the sitcom, ABC has announced it will pay for all new marriage licenses and wedding ceremonies to take place at the New York City Clerk’s office before 4 p.m. on Monday.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who plays Mitchell, and Eric Stonestreet, who plays Cameron, announced the news on “Good Morning America” as they talked about their characters’ upcoming wedding.

“It’s a rare opportunity you get as actors,” Mr. Stonestreet said, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

“You never think of that when you’re out there auditioning for different parts in TV shows and not getting them, and then to finally get a gig like this that is really, truly — not to put too much importance on it, but owning it a little bit — having social impact, cultural impact. We hear it from kids, we hear that from parents, so we know it’s real,” he said.

“Modern Family” airs Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET on ABC. The wedding will play out on the next two episodes of the sitcom.

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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