U.S.|Colorado Gov. Jared Polis Marries His Longtime Partner, Marlon Reis
Mr. Polis is the archetypal sitting politician to person a same-sex wedding.
Sept. 17, 2021, 6:21 a.m. ET
Gov. Jared Polis of Colorado joined his longtime partner, Marlon Reis, successful a accepted Jewish ceremonial connected Wednesday, the archetypal clip a sitting politician has had a same-sex wedding.
It was different archetypal for Mr. Polis, 46, who was the archetypal openly cheery antheral to go a politician erstwhile helium was elected successful 2018. In a connection connected Facebook connected Thursday, helium said the wedding was a tiny ceremonial attended by “family and a fewer adjacent friends.”
“We are some excited for this caller section successful our lives together, and our hearts are afloat with the blessings of health, love, and family,” helium said.
Mr. Polis and Mr. Reis, a writer and carnal rights activist, person been unneurotic for 18 years and were engaged successful December, according to the governor’s office. They person 2 children, ages 7 and 9.
All attendees astatine the ceremonial successful Boulder, Colo., were required to trial antagonistic for Covid-19, the governor’s bureau said.
“After 18 years together, we couldn’t beryllium happier to beryllium joined astatine last,” Mr. Polis said connected Twitter.
Mr. Polis, a Democrat who served successful the U.S. House of Representatives for a decennary earlier becoming governor, was portion of a 2018 predetermination that saw L.G.B.T. candidates elected successful grounds numbers, with much than 150 taking office. Among those re-elected were Gov. Kate Brown of Oregon, who became the archetypal openly bisexual politician erstwhile she was appointed successful 2015; she joined her husband, Dan Little, successful 1997.
Other nationalist officials person had same-sex marriages portion successful office; among the archetypal was Representative Barney Frank successful 2012.
Colorado’s prohibition connected same-sex matrimony ended successful 2014; a twelvemonth later, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that gay matrimony was ineligible crossed the country.
Mr. Polis projected successful December portion some helium and Mr. Reis were sick with Covid-19, according to Colorado Public Radio. Mr. Reis, 40, was hospitalized erstwhile his symptoms became serious.
They chose Wednesday to get joined due to the fact that it was the 18th day of their archetypal date, they said.
“Over the people of Jared’s vocation successful Congress, you know, we didn’t acceptable retired to beryllium the archetypal of anything,” Mr. Reis told the station. “Things benignant of happened that way.”