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Colorado’s Polis weds longtime partner in first same-sex marriage of U.S. governor By Reuters


(Reuters) – Colorado Governor Jared Polis, the nation’s first openly gay man to be elected governor, has tied the knot with his partner of 18 years Marlon Reis in a traditional Jewish ceremony attended by close family and friends.

Polis (a Democrat) and Reis (a writer, animal advocate and activist), were married in a traditional Jewish ceremony. This is the first time a sitting governor has had a same-sex wedding.

Polis posted on Twitter (NYSE:) that the greatest lesson they have learned in 18 months was that even life can be changed in an instant. We are grateful for the chance to share our married life.

Polis and Reis both contracted COVID-19 last year and Reis was briefly hospitalized in December. A statement by Polis’s bureau stated that the couple were engaged in late 2013. They have two children aged 7 and 9 years.

The landmark 2015 ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court allowed same-sex marriage to be legalized nationwide.

While LGBTQ people remain “severely” underrepresented, the number of openly LGBTQ elected officials in the United States has increased by 17% between June 2020 and June 2021, according to a report by the LGBTQ Victory Institute.

Earlier this year, Pete Buttigieg, a former mayor of South Bend, Indiana and presidential candidate, became the first openly gay U.S. The lawmakers have confirmed the Cabinet Secretary.

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