Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Jared Polis elected nations first openly gay governor (Colorado)


Jared Polis was elected as the nation’s first “openly” gay governor, of Colorado, more or less a purple state.


His partner is Marlon Reis.  They are raising a son and daughter (don’t know if by adoption).
  
In 1996, Romer v. Evans had overturned Colorado’s Amendment 2.  I remember learning about the decision when I ran into sailor Keith Meinhold (pre DADT) on 17th Street in DC. 

In New Hampshire, two transgender women were elected to the state house of representatives, and one to the federal House (Blade).

There are some unmarried male politicians:  Jerry Brown, Lindsey Graham, even James Mattis. 
  
Pikes Peak Picture:  By Hogs555 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link   I drove it in 1994. 

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