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How The 'Modern Family Effect' Is Changing Public Opinion About Gay Rights

ABC's "Modern Family" has won five Emmy Awards, and was renewed for its seventh season on May 7. (ABC)
ABC's "Modern Family" has won five Emmy Awards, and was renewed for its seventh season on May 7. (ABC)

Last Friday the Supreme Court made a landmark decision for gay rights. But another institution has also played a significant role in changing American public opinion about this issue: Hollywood.

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans talks with Here & Now‘s Robin Young about the “Modern Family effect” and how television has changed the way Americans think about gay relationships.

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