Jesse Tyler Ferguson may be one of America’s best-known and best-loved actors, which makes him an especially great ambassador for the LGBT community. On ABC’s popular and long-running sitcom, Modern Family, Ferguson plays Mitch, and his partner is Cam.
In real life, Ferguson’s partner — and, as of last July, husband — is attorney Justin Mikita.
Also in real life, Ferguson actually is an ambassador — for the ACLU’s Out for Freedom campaign.
In this charming and heart-warming video Ferguson and Mikita made for the ACLU, they talk about their love and their lives together, and what marriage means to them.
On YouTube, the ACLU adds that in the video, the couple share a “candid conversation about their own relationship and their advocacy efforts to spread the freedom to marry in Jesse’s home state of New Mexico and beyond, highlights a national movement for equality for all loving, committed couples.”
Out for Freedom is the ACLU’s nationwide campaign to bring the freedom to marry to the entire country. Since dismantling the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the ACLU remains committed to spreading the freedom to marry — state-by-state — through the legislatures, the courts and at the ballot box. Currently 17 states plus DC allow same-sex couples to marry and we are well on our way to 20+ states by the time the issue comes back to the Supreme Court.
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