By Hillary Busis
Updated August 29, 2012 at 01:58 PM EDT
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Could next season of Modern Family feature television’s first dressage-themed gay wedding?

First Lady nominee Ann Romney recently told Entertainment Tonight that Modern Family is her favorite TV show. ModFam co-creator Steve Levitan got wind of Romney’s praise and posted a reaction on his Twitter page yesterday: “Thrilled Ann Romney says ModFam is her favorite show. We’ll offer her the role of officiant at Mitch & Cam’s wedding. As soon as it’s legal.”

Sounds perfect! I can see it now: The grooms take turns riding elaborately dressed stallions down a rose petal-strewn aisle. At the end of it, Ann Romney waits, proudly posed atop Rafalca. Before the “I do”s, Luke accidentally sets Claire’s hair on fire and Hayley and Dylan are caught making out in a tucked-away vestibule. Gloria yells. Lily stares. Manny folds his handkerchief into a perfect pocket square. Alex rolls her eyes.

There’s just one problem here: Like her husband Mitt, Romney doesn’t believe in marriage equality. In 2002, Massachusetts’ former First Lady even signed a petition that supported a constitutional amendment to ban both gay marriage and domestic partner benefits in the Bay State. (According to spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom, Mitt reportedly didn’t approve because the petition went “further than current law,” rendering it “unnecessary.”)

Luckily, Romney isn’t the only Republican fish in the sea. If Cam and Mitch really want to be wed by a blonde, conservative boldface name, they can turn to another party fixture: John McCain’s daughter Meghan, an outspoken columnist who supports both gay marriage and the legalization of marijuana. Sounds like a party to me!

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