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Tie the Knot Gets Eighty Times Mightier


Starting this spring, you can can support the work of over eighty different civil rights organizations just by wearing a bow tie.

You’ve probably heard of Tie the Knot, a non-profit started by Modern Family‘s Jesse Tyler Ferguson and AFER’s Justin Mikita. Once per season, Tie the Knot releases a limited edition collection of neckwear, with proceeds going to a marriage equality organization.

But as of February 26th, proceeds will be going to much more than one organization. They’ll be going to over eighty, now that Tie the Knot has teamed up with the Respect for Marriage Coalition.

The Coalition is a partnership of more than 80 civil rights, faith, health, labor, business, legal, LGBT, student, and women’s organizations working together to end the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and grow support for the freedom to marry.

And this spring’s collection of ties is very spiffy indeed. Each one retails at $25.00, and is inspired by New York City with tribute names such as The Flatiron, The Highline, The Delacorte, The Soho, The Chelsea, The Crosby, and The Isaac Mizrahi, which was designed by Mizrahi specifically for this collection.

Stay tuned for images of the collection, Tie the Knot will release in the coming days. You can follow along with up-to-date news and developments throughout the country on Tie the Knot’s website, on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube. Bow tie enthusiasts, rejoice!