Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson announced his engagement to his long time partner, attorney Justin Mikita, in a YouTube video launching a new marriage equality initiative.

Ferguson struggles for a word to describe Mikita before settling on fiance.

“It’s true, I popped the big ‘Q’,” Ferguson said.

“I said yes,” Mikita chimes in.

Ferguson and Mikita started their own equality movement, Tie The Knot, with the hope of their union being legally recognised across the US.

The couple have created their own line of bow-ties in collaboration with Tie Bar and will donate the proceeds to various LGBTI charities. The bow-tie collection was inspired by the couple’s love of art and fashion.

“We want our interpersonal relationship to be acknowledged in a union formalised via a wedding ceremony,” Ferguson says in the video.

“Suit up and tie the knot so that one day we can too.”

You can watch the video below:

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