The Bravo family is celebrating the Supreme Court's historic decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8. Everyone from Bethenny Frankel and Fredrik Eklund to Newlyweds' Jeff Pedersen and Blair Late have joyously shared their thoughts on today's news.
Andy Cohen tells the Dish that Bravo has helped shape the country's view towards same-sex couples over the years, thanks to our boundary-pushing programming, which celebrates a diversity of opinion, lifestyles, and views.
"A lot of people have asked me about why the national consciousness has changed so much in the last 10 years and I think part of it has to do with seeing more gay people in pop culture," Cohen says. "Seeing couples like Brad [Goreski] and Gary [Janetti] and Fredrik and his now-husband Derek and Jeff and Blair...it's really powerful because these are people with whom you develop close relationships and they come into your home every day. I'm proud Bravo has always reflected the society around us without judgment or without editorialization. And I think I'm just ... I truly never thought this would be something that would happen in my lifetime."
"I think it's hilarious that we have Cher tomorrow to celebrate with!" Cohen says.
I think the awareness is because that the gay community has been brave and proud they are telling their families and friends. They have found that they have a great support system from almost everyone. We have all had a friend or family member that is gay and they have had an impact on our lives. I was so glad when Jeff and Blair was on the First Year. It turned out they were my favorite couple. I am glad it happened in my lifetime too.