All My Children Wedding Receives Mainstream Coverage

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Bianca and Reese are officially married on All My Children.

But daytime's first-ever gay wedding didn't go off without a hitch from certain organizations.

As Eden Riegel - who portrays Bianca - told CNN: "When my character did first come out of the closet, there was a lot of negative reaction."

Reese and Bianca

Sadly, some of that has continued. Said Glenn Stanton, of the group Focus on the Family:

"I think it is really important to understand that there are a lot of things that people don't really want to see and don't want coming into their homes, and lesbian weddings are certainly one of them."

However, gay and lesbian groups hailed the televised wedding as a victory.

"It's reality," said Neil Giuliano, president of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). "So when we see a lesbian couple getting married on daytime drama, it simply reflects what's happening in the real world."

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