Sep 15, 2021 - Politics & Policy
Colorado's Jared Polis weds in first same-sex marriage for sitting governor
Colorado's Jared Polis married his partner, Marlon Reis, on Wednesday, becoming the first sitting governor to have a same-sex wedding.
- Polis married Reis on the 18th anniversary of their first date, per NPR.
- The wedding was held at Reis' alma mater, Colorado University — Boulder.
What they're saying: "As I was growing up, marriage was not even in the realm of possibility," Reis said, per NPR.
- "And in fact, the reality was that there was a lot of misinformation out there about what could potentially happen if you came out — what opportunities would you lose, how it would negatively impact you. So for a long time, the idea of getting married, we didn't talk about it," Reis added.
- "[It] was great to celebrate our love for one another with our family," Polis told NPR.