"Modern Family" star Jesse Tyler Ferguson recently took to the web to announce his engagement to Justin Mikita and the launch of a new charity, Tie The Knot, which will benefit LGBT organizations.
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) September 19, 2012
In a video publicizing the announcement, Ferguson shamelessly uses a puppy, his stylish bow ties and a catchy ditty ("These are the states with marriage equality") to promote marriage equality.
"I popped the big Q!” exclaims the "Modern Family" star, who recently received his third consecutive Emmy nomination, ABC News reports. “And I said yes,” Mikita says, as he joins Ferguson on a brown couch.
Ferguson, 36, and Mikita, 27, who have been dating for nearly two years, according to People, said they hope their union will eventually be considered official nationwide.
"We want our interpersonal relationship to be acknowledged in a union formalized via a wedding ceremony. But we're just like millions of America who are denied basic civil rights to marry the person that they love," Ferguson said in the video.
"Suit up and tie the knot, so one day we can too," Ferguson says before picking up a puppy appropriately attired in -- what else -- a bow tie.