“We don’t discriminate against members of the LGBT community in any of our shows. HGTV is proud to have a crystal clear, consistent record of including people from all walks of life in its series,” a spokesperson wrote in an email.
When pressed about same-sex couples being welcome on Fixer Upper in particular, the representative for HGTV highlighted the phrase “in any of our shows.” The series, which just launched its fourth season, has yet to do so.
The Gaineses’ pastor, Jimmy Seibert, has spoken out against homosexuality and has called on public figures to be firm in their stances against it. “Business leaders, you will have to be clear about who you are,” he said in a sermon after same-sex marriage was legalized by the Supreme Court.