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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and his partner, Marlon Reis, meeting a terrier. Photo: Hyoung Chang/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images.

Colorado's Jared Polis (D) married his partner, Marlon Reis, on Wednesday, becoming the first sitting governor to have a same-sex wedding.

The big picture: Polis became the first openly gay man elected governor in November 2018, four years after the state legalized same-sex marriage.

  • Polis married Reis on the 18th anniversary of their first date, per NPR.
  • The wedding was held at Reis' alma mater, Colorado University — Boulder.
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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.

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Colorado made a national statement Tuesday, becoming the first state to require some insurers to cover transition-related care for transgender people as an essential benefit.

Driving the news: The Biden administration agreed to the expansion sought by Gov. Jared Polis and affirmed two more mandates approved by Colorado lawmakers to cover more opioid treatments and a yearly mental health exam.

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Older brands, trends and technologies are making a comeback as younger consumers desperately chase slower, less chaotic times.

The big picture: TikTok's algorithm makes it easy for flashback items to resurface and quickly go viral both on its platform and eventually on other social networks.

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Reports: Up to 17 U.S. missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

Haitian soldiers guard the public prosecutor's office in Port-au-Prince earlier this month. Photo: Richard Pierrin/AFP via Getty Images

Children were among up to 17 American Christian missionaries and their relatives kidnapped by a gang in Haiti on Saturday, the New York Times first reported.

Details: The missionaries had just left an orphanage and were traveling by bus to the airport to "drop off some members" and were due to travel to another destination when the gang struck in Port-au-Prince, Haitian security officials said, per the NYT.