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Jesse Tyler Ferguson Announces Engagement to Lawyer Boyfriend

September 19, 2012 (7:08 pm) GMT
The 'Modern Family' star took the occasion to also introduce his new project, Tie the Knot, that fights for the civil rights for LGBT community.

"" star is engaged to his lawyer boyfriend Justin Mikita. The 36-year-old said in a video posted on newly-created website Tie the Knot, "It's true, I popped the big Q".

Ferguson began the video with introduction to the project that he has created with, not "partner", not "boyfriend, not "bestfriend" but "fiance". Enter Mikita who took the seat beside Ferguson and said, "I said yes!"

The Broadway veteran went on describing Tie the Knot which is fighting for equality in marriage. "We want our interpersonal relationship to be acknowledged in a union formalized via a wedding ceremony," Ferguson said, adding "But we're just like millions of Americans who are denied basic civil rights to marry the person that we love."

The engaged couple is selling a collection of bow ties which proceeds will go to various organizations to help LGBT communities.



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