Illinois could legalize gay marriage through their Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act. According to ChicagoPride.com, Ferguson and fiancé Justin Mikita will be attending the BowTie Lobby Day in Springfield, Illinois.
Ferguson created the non-profit organization, “Tie The Knot” and the proceeds of the bow ties the non-profit sells will go to pro-gay marriage charities. Ferguson spoke about the organization and the Bow Tie Lobby Day.
“Justin and I are thrilled to be participating in Springfield’s Bow Tie Lobby Day. Drawing attention to the importance of marriage equality at this level is exactly why we developed Tie The Knot.”
Ferguson will be joined by Illinois Lt. Governor Sheila Simon who issued a statement regarding the gay marriage legislation. “It is our responsibility to ensure that everyone is treated equally under the law, and right now we have a group of citizens that we are treating as second-class.”
“Bringing marriage equality to Illinois is the right thing to do, and I appreciate the hard work by Rep. Greg Harris, Sen. Heather Steans and three-time Emmy nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson to bring much-deserved attention to this issue.”
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