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VIDEO: 'Modern Family' Star, Naperville Business Team Up to Support Same-Sex Marriage

ABC's Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Lt. Governor Shelia Simon stopped by The Tie Bar in Naperville to advocate for gay marriage in Illinois on Wednesday afternoon.

The Tie Bar owners Greg Shugar and his wife Gina are proving that small businesses are capable of doing big things - like teaming up with a celebrity and politician to rally support for same-sex marriage. 

On Wednesday afternoon, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, a star of ABC's 'Modern Family', and Lt. Governor Shelia Simon visited The Tie Bar in Naperville to advocate the passing of gay marriage legislation in Illinois.

The Tie Bar, a popular Naperville-based online men's neckware company, recently partnered with Ferguson and his fiancé Justin Mikita's Tie the Knot organization. The Tie the Knot bow tie collection is designed and sold by The Tie Bar with all proceeds benefiting marriage equality.

Ferguson, Mikita and Simon will travel to Springfield for "Bow Tie Lobby Day" to lobby the General Assembly to pass marriage equality during this month's legislative session.

Editor's note: This article and video were produced by Collin Czarnecki. 

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Despiser of Obama January 03, 2013 at 09:42 PM
We don't need a Hollywood gay man here in Naperville or our State to push for immoral same sex marriage. Go back to Hollywood! An no to adoption, that's not an option! One man, one women=one flesh! And shame on people who say they are Catholic or a Christian and think same sex marriage isn't immoral and is natural. God does love all of us, but will punish the ones that believe in intrensic evil and sin.

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