'Will & Grace' Stars Thank Biden for Marriage Equality Support

5.7.2012

By Evan Lambert

Sean Hayes, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing thank the veep for his public endorsement of same-sex marriage—and namecheck of their TV show

Looks like Veep Joe Biden's little PR hat-trick this weekend paid off: Three-of-the-four stars of Will and Grace have publicly thanked him for name-dropping their show as part of his public endorsement of gay marriage.

"On behalf of everyone who worked on Will & Grace, we thank Vice President Biden for his comments regarding our show as well as his support for equality for gay Americans and everyone in the LGBT community," said star, and out actor, Sean Hayes (Jack) in a statement.

Eric McCormack (Will), currently starring on Broadway in Gore Vidal's The Best Man as a potentially closeted gay politician, released a statement via Twitter: "Three cheers for VP Joe Biden! Fantastic interview. Now who ELSE is gonna step up?"

Debra Messing (Grace) quickly followed suit: "I could not be more proud. Thank you Mr. Vice President for yer support and yer words about W&G."

Biden was in danger of falling out of the public consciousness, but now he's right back in the spotlight after breaking with the Obama administration's official stance on marriage equality.

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