The show’s high ratings, three consecutive Emmy wins for outstanding comedy series and broad fan base have given all its stars a massive platform. Ferguson is using his for a cause that’s both political and personal: the fight to legalize same-sex marriage.
The 37-year-old Montana native doesn’t just play Mitch, a gay man in a loving, committed relationship on TV; in a way, he is Mitch. After dating for more than two years, Ferguson and his boyfriend, Justin Mikita, decided to take the next step. During a recent trip to Mexico, Ferguson “popped the big Q.” Mikita said yes.
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