Modern Family actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson has pledged $10,000 to the ongoing fight for marriage equality in Australia, he announced via his organization, Tie The Knot, Jan. 9.
“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,” Ferguson said. “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.”
Last December, the Australia Supreme Court ruled that legislation permitting legal marriage for same-sex couples there was unconstitutional — striking down the law and annulling the marriages of many same-sex couples.
“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,” he said. “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.”
Last week, it was announced that the show would travel to Australia for an upcoming vacation episode.
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