Long before that, though, there were signature, including the episode of "All in the Family" in which the bigoted, homophobic Archie Bunker was stunned to discover that an old buddy was gay. InHal Holbrook played a divorced dad hiding the fact he was gay from his son in "That Certain Summer," considered one of the first sympathetic depictions of gay characters on television. A few years later, the same network aired "Serving in Silence: The message from the Court is clear, government hostility toward religious Americans will not be tolerated. More Videos
The same thing happened when ABC's "thirtysomething" became the first series to depict two gay men in bed together 30 years ago, a dynamic that caused network officials to think twice about approving such storylines.
A similar case involving Washington state florist Baronelle Stutzman previously was sent back so the state court could review its decision against Stutzman in light of the Colorado case. Supreme Court threw out a ruling against two Oregon bakers who refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple. It's also a moment to look back at TV's history chronicling that fight -- one characterized by boldness among producers, often curbed in its early days by the timidity of sponsors.
InHal Holbrook played a divorced dad hiding the fact he was gay from his son in "That Certain Summer," considered one of the first sympathetic depictions of gay characters on television.