In a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court has affirmed that same-sex couples have the right to marry under the U.S. Constitution thereby striking down all remaining bans on marriage equality.
The ruling was made in the historic case, Obergefell v. Hodges, a case out of Ohio linked with lawsuits out of Kentucky, Michigan, and Tennessee. As of this morning, 13 states remain where same-sex couples cannot get married.
Today’s historic decision comes on the anniversary of pro-equality Supreme Court rulings in Hollingsworth v. Perry and United States v. Windsor, which in 2013 restored marriage equality in California and struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act respectively. Today is also the 12-year anniversary of Lawrence v. Texas, which struck down sodomy laws across the nation.
Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote today’s historic opinion and was joined by Justices Breyer, Ginsburg, Kagan, and Sotomayor. This marks the fourth major pro-LGBT opinion authored by Justice Kennedy after his opinions in Lawrence and Windsor as well as his historic opinion in Romer v. Evans, which held that a state constitutional amendment in Colorado preventing protected status based upon homosexuality or bisexuality did not satisfy the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Tie The Knot is proud to have supported numerous organizations that have helped all Americans achieve this historic victory via the sale of our limited edition bow ties! This is a huge win for America, and now we look forward to fighting for LGBT equality beyond marriage.
Read the opinion here >
KETEL ONE VODKA CELEBRATES PRIDE MONTH
Supporting the LGBT community has long been a simple, natural extension of Ketel One’s identity and its relationship with consumers. In light of this, Ketel One has partnered with Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita’s charity foundation, Tie The Knot, to create a limited edition bow tie called The Martini.
Founded by Jesse and Justin, Tie The Knot combines all of our favorite things: humor, style, individuality, fashion, art, and equality. The goal of Tie The Knot is to advocate for the civil rights of LGBT Americans throughout the United States, and to look great while doing it.
Ketel One Vodka is a steadfast ally within the LGBT community and believes that when allies speak up, hearts and minds open. As loyal members and fans of Tie The Knot, we extend our appreciation to you with this limited edition bow tie along with our support for Tie The Knot and National Pride Month.
Show us your pride and how you rock your bow tie:
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We are so excited to partner with the Tony Awards for the third year!
This years unique design for our Tie The Knot Tony Awards bow features light navy stars on a darker navy background to compliment this year’s Tony Awards scheme.
“I am so excited that Tie The Knot is partnering again for theater’s biggest night – all for a great cause!” said Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
Tony Award winners Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming will host the 69th Annual Tony Awards, broadcast live from Radio City Musical Hall in New York City on Sunday, June 7, 2015, at 8pm EST on CBS.
Get your Tony Awards 2015 bow now!
Read more about our partnership with the Tony Awards >
Los Angeles Times
The Hollywood Reporter
We were so happy to provide some Tie The Knot bows for the cast of Fun Home for their opening night festivities a couple weeks ago! Fun Home is not just a new musical, but a new kind of musical and one that will move you! The cast and entire team of the musical deserve all 12 Tony nominations they received!
Take a look at some of the photos below of the cast and friends in our ties. Click here to get tickets at a discounted price! Use code FHFNF203 if necessary.
Last Tuesday, plaintiffs, lawyers and numerous organizations fighting for the freedom to marry made their historic case before the United States Supreme Court.
With our buy-one-get-one-free campaign during April, we asked you to take a selfie in a bow tie, share it on your social media accounts, and use the hashtag #TieTheKnot4Equality to show support for all of our heroes before the high court.
The response was resounding support, and we couldn’t be happier. Thank you to everyone who participated in this campaign with us! Take a look at some of the participants below, search #TieTheKnot4Equality on Twitter, or follow @TieTheKnotOrg for more!