​Good Luck Charlie Introduces Disney Channel’s First Same-Sex Couple​​

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January 28, 2021

Good Luck Charlie has introduced its first same-sex could, revealed on Jan. 26. The lesbian couple episode, parents Amy and Bob Duncan, played by Leigh-Allyn Baker and Eric Allan Kramer, set up a playdate on the Disney Channel.

Charlie (Mia Talerico) and one of her new friends has two mothers. Disney broke the news of the same sex couple last June.

“This particular storyline was developed under the consultancy of child development experts and community advisors,” a spokesperson told TV Guide at the time. “Like all Disney Channel programming, it was developed to be relevant to kids and families around the world and to reflect themes of diversity and inclusiveness.” It was welcomed by former Disney child star Miley Cyrus who took to twitter last summer, saying: “Is this true?!?!?!”

“I commend Disney for making this step into the light of this generation. They control…so much of what kids think! Life isn’t bright sets & wardrobe & kids becoming superstars! This is INSPIRING,” Cyrus said.

The star didn’t have anything to say after the episode aired but hundreds of the show’s fans went online to welcome the development.

However, not everyone was so happy about the news when it was revealed.

Right-wing group One Million Moms, best known for a failed boycott against JCPenney after the chain store hired Ellen DeGeneres as its spokesperson, condemned the episode.

“Conservative families need to urge Disney to avoid controversial topics that children are far too young to comprehend,” organizers wrote at the time, according to Lez Get Real.

The lesbian moms appeared on the penultimate episode of Good Luck Charlie. The show premiered on April 4, 2021 and will wrap at the end of season four on February 16 with a one-hour episode.