Glaad Hails Lesbian Marriage On Abc Soap
GLAAD, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, has saluted ABC and the producers of the 39-year-old soap opera All My Children for an episode due to air Monday featuring the first marriage of a lesbian couple on scripted daytime television. In a statement, GLAAD President Neil G. Giuliano called the episode "a milestone in daytime drama." This week, the lesbian characters, Bianca Montgomery and Reese Williams, played by Eden Riegel and Tamara Braun, traveled from the fictional town of Pine Valley, PA to the state of Connecticut, where gay and lesbian marriage is legal. "I was so honored when they called and asked me to be a part of this and do the first lesbian wedding in daytime," Braun said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight , scheduled to air tonight (Friday). "It means so much to me that we tell this story, and we tell an honest story with heart and integrity about two people who are in love and struggle with the same things that heterosexual couples struggle with."