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Friends stars reveal the controversial scene that was banned from the show

Carol and Susan’s lesbian wedding proved too much for audiences in 1996.

By Alex McCarthy
Remember that episode of Friends when Ross’ (David Schwimmer) ex-wife Susan married her life partner Carol?
Don’t feel bad if you don’t, as the actresses who portrayed the lesbian couple have revealed that their wedding scene was actually banned in several counties, including America!
Jane Sibbett, who played Susan and Jessica Hecht, who played Carol, revealed the shocking news on British talk show ITV Lorraine.
"It was the first lesbian wedding to ever be shown on TV and they blocked it out in some affiliates," Jane said.
"But it all worked out as we got so much press because they blocked it. We actually won awards for that storyline!"
The actresses revealed that they won GLAAD awards for their ground-breaking scene on the nineties sitcom, an accolade given to them by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

Jane remembers meeting a man at one of the award ceremonies and being blown away by the importance he placed on Carol and Susan’s relationship.
"I remember meeting a man at one awards ceremony that was held by an organisation that works with gay families," Jane recalls.
"He said to me that if he'd had Carol and Susan as role models when he was a young boy, he probably wouldn't have tried to [die by] suicide so many times. I hadn't even thought of that."
The two ladies have come back together 23 years after they first appeared on Friends to attend FriendsFest, a festival which celebrates all things Friends in London.
After all this time, do Jane and Jessica think that a Friends reunion could happen?
“In our dreams,” Jane said.
We’ll take that as a no then…
Co-parenting at it's best! Ross, Carol and Susan admiring the kicks of Ross and Susan's unborn child.

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