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!
The Tie The Knot Summer 2015 Collection has arrived! Inspired by the our summer favorite board shorts, this new collection is sure to add some fun to your beach wear.
The collection offers bow tie lovers and marriage equality 15 new designs to choose from, and includes the official tie of our Supreme Save The Date Campaign – The Freedom Tie! Make sure to visit www.supremesavethedate.com to invite the Supreme Court Justices to your wedding, and get your Freedom Tie today in anticipation of the landmark Supreme Court decision on marriage equality.
The collection retails at $25.00 a tie and features summer designs inspired by board shorts. Florals and stripes make numerous appearances.
All the ties for Tie The Knot and the new collection are sold exclusively at The Tie Bar! Check out the site now to get shopping!
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Support for Marriage Equality At An All-Time High
A new poll released Thursday conducted by The Washington Post and ABC News shows that 6 in 10 Americans support the freedom to marry and believe same-sex couples should have the right to marry. This is the highest percentage of support recorded in the states and comes just 5 days before arguments are to be heard before the Supreme Court on the constitutionality of marriage for same-sex couples.
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Former Military Officials File With Supreme Court in Support of Marriage Equality
Former military officials have filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in support of same-sex couples and urging the court to rule in favor of their right to marry. The brief argues that banning same-sex couples from marriage not only harms families, but national security. Forcing service members whose marriage to a partner of the same sex to relocate from one state where their marriage is recognized to another where it is not harms retention and puts the military at a disadvantage when competing with the private sector.
Majority of Most Major Religions in America Support Marriage Equality
A new poll released by the Public Religion Research Institute which conducted interviews with over 40,000 Americans shows that a majority of most major religions in America support the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. Buddhists (84%), Jewish Americans (77%), mainline Protestants (62%) and Catholics (60%) lead the pack with a majority of their church members saying their either support of strongly support marriage equality. Only 28% of White Evangelical Christians agree.
Guam Attorney General Directs Agencies to Issue Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples
Guam Attorney General Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson directed officials on Wednesday to immediately begin processing marriage applications for same sex couples. The island territory would be the first U.S. territory to allow same-sex couples to marry. The move has been met with backlash by Guam’s Governor Eddie Baza Calvo told officials to not follow the directive and said that the government or the people can change the territory’s laws if that is their will. HRC and Guam’s biggest newspaper have fired back asking the Governor to step out of the way.
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85% of Indiana Citizens Dislike Business Refusing LGBT Customers
A lot of noise has been made surrounding the religious freedom bill presented in Indiana. Some businesses and public offices have stopped sending personnel to the state in defiance of the bill, and one business has even announced it would help employees move out of the state and relocate. A new poll conducted showed that 85% of Hoosiers do not like the idea of a business having the option to turn away LGBT customers. 53% of voters have an unfavorable view of Governor Mike Pence, and new polls conducted show that number increasing.
Hillary Clinton Announces Run for Presidency, Backs Marriage Equality
On Sunday afternoon, via social media, Hillary Clinton announced she is running for President of the United States. Her views on LGBT rights have transformed throughout the years, and on Wednesday, a Adrienne Elrod, spokesperson for Hillary for America, affirmed Clinton believes same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry in a statement to the Washington Blade. The current and early presumptive Democratic nominee hopes the Supreme Court will rule in favor of same-sex couples in June.