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"Modern Family" Star Supports Gay Marriage Bill in Illinois

Charley Gallay/WireImage(CHICAGO) -- Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson is lending his support to a proposed bill in Illinois that would legalize gay marriage.

The openly gay actor was in Chicago Wednesday to launch Marriage Equality Days of Action in the state. "I certainly respect everyone's right to their opinion but I think at the end of the day we all have to agree that treating any American as a second class citizen is not okay," Ferguson said.

If the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act passes in Illinois it would become the tenth state in the U.S. to recognize same-sex marriage.

Ferguson plays Mitchell Pritchett on the ABC series.

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ABC’s "Modern Family" Star Jesse Tyler Ferguson Engaged

Charley Gallay/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson is engaged to longtime boyfriend Justin Mikita, the actor announced Wednesday.

“It’s true. I popped the big Q!” Ferguson, 36, says in a video for Tie The Knot, the couple’s line of bow ties that benefits gay rights organizations.

“And I said yes,” Mikita says as his pops into the video.

In the video, Ferguson begins by singing a song about all of the states that allow gay marriage, and explains that the profits from the bowtie line will go to organizations working toward marriage equality.

“We want our interpersonal relationship to be acknowledged in a union formalized via a wedding ceremony,” Ferguson says in the video. “But we’re just like millions of Americans who are denied the basic civil rights to marry the person that we love.”

Ferguson plays one half of a married gay couple on ABC’s Modern Family.  He recently received his third consecutive Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

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