Jesse Tyler Ferguson Donates $10,000 To Australia's Marriage Equality Fight
Jesse Tyler Ferguson has donated $10,000 towards the fight for marriage equality in Australia!
The Modern Family star made the announcement via his Tie The Knot website. (Tie The Knot is Ferguson's bow tie company, in which proceeds go towards LGBT civil rights activism.)
In his post Ferguson writes:
Like many marriage equality advocates we were saddened to hear that Australia’s High Court recently overturned the law that legalized same sex marriage in their great country. A marriage equality bill had JUST passed the parliament in October, so our hearts went out to those people who were suddenly stripped of those rights. Couples who had wed in that short window had to face the reality that their marriages were now annulled. Having been through a similar situation with Proposition 8 here in California, we could really empathize with the frustration and sadness of those who supported and fought for marriage equality. Newlyweds ourselves, Justin and I kept thinking how devastated we would have been if suddenly we were no longer recognized as a legal couple.
Tie The Knot has always focused its efforts on marriage equality in the United States, but there is no doubt in my mind that this is a great opportunity to bring attention to the journey toward marriage equality that Australia is currently embarking on. We have great faith in their strength and perseverance…. so much so I am personally pledging $10,000 toward the marriage equality efforts in Australia.
We know the Aussies will appreciate the support!