Actor's Pro-Gay-Marriage Group Also Targeted by IRS

Took more than a year to get approval


A group founded by Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his fiancé Justin Mikita to support marriage equality was among those targeted for special scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service, according to newly released IRS documents.

The ongoing scandal over allegations of politically motivated probes by agents in the IRS' Cincinnati office has dogged President Barack Obama's administration in recent weeks, but thus far has been portrayed by Congressional Republicans as a scandal involving only conservative groups, mostly affiliated with the Tea Party. Tuesday's release of documents, however, suggests that the scrutiny extended to other groups claiming a tax exemption as so-called 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations.