And now that NBC's revival of the beloved sitcom has proven to be one of the fall's bona fide hits, there's no doubt that the conversation will continue. Some voices have championed the inclusion of characters in our TV landscape as daring, especially at the time of their inception, positing that their mere existence and America's relative comfort with them did more to further the acceptance of the LGBT community than anything else had in all the years since or after. Even former Vice President Joe Biden falls in that camp, citing the show when he finally came out in public support of marriage equality. But for others, the characters fall short—Jack, in particular, whose hilarious high camp persona has been criticized as a sort of gay minstrelsy in some circles. And that's the road the show paved for future LGBT characters on television. Because once Will and Jack kicked open TV's closet, there was no looking back.
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For Richard and Jeanine Benanti, opposing same-sex marriage was an easy call. His wife, Jeanine, a year-old stay-at-home mom, shared his feelings. So it was a shock when their year-old daughter, Diana, recently announced her support for gay marriage. Diana says her views solidified after she saw a just-married gay couple on TV.
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Its success 7m views and counting also led to the show being recommissioned for a ninth season. It started from a pure need to say something, on behalf of Hillary and on behalf of sanity. The first episode of the new season, 11 Years Later, continues the mood of political defiance. When it was first on the air, the comedy — which mixed slapstick with scathing insults — felt bitingly fresh.
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