Feb 18, 2009

All My Children... Are Having Lesbian Weddings?

If you know anything at all about soap operas, you know that Susan Lucci, who plays Erica Kane on ABC's "All My Children," is frequently referred to with the phrase "Always a bridesmaid, never the bride," because she was nominated for a daytime Emmy 18 times before she finally won in 1999.

Well, now she's the mother of the bride. Her character's daughter, Bianca Montgomery, has married her female partner in daytime TV's first lesbian wedding. The two exchanged vows on Monday's episode of the long-running soap. Let's hope that they're very happy together, and that the presence of a taken-for-granted same-sex wedding on daytime television is another step in the direction of marriage equality.