Colorado Governor Jared Polis made history this week, but not for reasons you may think.
Personally, if I had to guess, I would have thought it was marijuana related, or something similar considering the state....but that is far from the mark.
In addition to being the first Jewish governor in Colorado, Polis will now also go down as the first sitting United States governor to hold a same-sex marriage while in office. He married his partner, Marlon Reis, at the University of Colorado Boulder on Wednesday.
"The greatest lesson we have learned over the past 18 months is that life as we know it can change in an instant," Polis tweeted. "We are thankful for the opportunity to celebrate our life together as a married couple. After 18 years together, we couldn't be happier to be married at last."
The greatest lesson we have learned over the past 18 months is that life as we know it can change in an instant. We are thankful for the opportunity to celebrate our life together as a married couple.
After 18 years together, we couldn't be happier to be married at last. pic.twitter.com/psBhfEoEny
— Governor Jared Polis (@GovofCO) September 15, 2021
Reis said, when he "was growing up, marriage was not even in the realm of possibility," according to Axios.
"And in fact," he added, "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."
All I am wondering is how a person can practice Judaism and also be homosexual. It is a sin in the Bible, after all.
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