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There's A Campaign To Send Same-Sex Wedding Save-The-Dates To The Supreme Court Justices

Advocacy group Tie The Knot, co-founded by actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his husband, is spearheading it to show what's at stake.

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Marriage equality advocacy group Tie The Knot, founded by Modern Family actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his husband Justin Mikita, want to send the justices a stack of save-the-dates in advance of the decision as a way of showing them what's at stake.

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They're running this video campaign in partnership with The Martin Agency, an ad agency in Richmond, Virginia.

"Jesse and Justin are really excited about the idea of a fun way of reminding the Supreme Court just how important their decision is," Tie The Knot spokesperson Kevin Rutkowski told BuzzFeed News.

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Bans on same-sex couples' marriages remain fully in effect in 12 states, and another three states have bans partially remaining in effect.

They're launching an online "card builder" where couples will be able to enter in their wedding details. Then, Tie The Knot plans to print and hand-deliver the cards all at once before the court's decision.

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Couples who participate can choose which justices their card will be addressed to, Rutkowski said. The card builder should be running in late April or early May. The advocacy group is still working out the logistics of how to present the justices with the cards.


Julie Kliegman is a News Fellow and is based in New York.

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