Colorado Government Jared Polis History has been made once again.
leader of the democratic state married Marlon Rees, an author and animal welfare advocate, on the campus of the University of Colorado in Boulder, Wednesday. The small Jewish ceremony was held outside and was conducted by Rabbi Tirza Firestone.
“The biggest lesson we’ve learned over the past 18 months is that life as we know it can change in an instant. We’re grateful for the opportunity to celebrate our lives together as a married couple. The two men said in a statement on social media. “After 18 years of being together, we couldn’t be happier to finally get married.”
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In NPR. an interview with Published Wednesday, Rees said he and Polis emphasized the emotional significance of their marriage above any historical value.
The first gentleman said, “During Jared’s career in Congress, you know, we weren’t the first in anything.” “Things happened like this.”
“As I was growing up, marriage was not even within the realm of possibility,” he continued. “And really, the reality was that there was a lot of misinformation about what could potentially happen if you came out – what opportunities you would lose, how it would negatively affect you. So in the long run. Till the idea of getting married came, we didn’t talk about it.”
Wednesday’s marriage took place on the 18th anniversary of their first date.
“People might say it took us 18 years to get around it, or you might say it took us six years to get around it,” quipped Polis. for NPR, referring to Supreme Court’s 2015 verdict which legalized marriage equality nationwide.