Jared Polis
Read the latest news about Jared Polis, a gay entrepreneur and member of Congress. While still in his early 20s, the Colorado native and Princeton graduate founded the online greeting card company BlueMountainArts.com with his parents Steven Schutz and Susan Polis Schutz. In 1998, Polis founded the online floral giant ProFlowers.com. He has served multiple terms representing Colorado in the U.S. House of Representatives. Jared Polis and his partner, Marlon Reis, have a son, which established him as the first openly gay parent in Congress.
How Jared Polis Plans to Force a Vote on ENDA
September 17 2014 6:13 PM ET

How Jared Polis Plans to Force a Vote on ENDA

Sunnivie Brydum

Colorado Rep. Jared Polis just introduced a petition that could finally bring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to a vote in the House.

Out Rep. Jared Polis Trims ENDA's Religious Exemption
July 24 2014 4:11 PM ET

What Did This Gay Congressman Just Do to ENDA?

Sunnivie Brydum

Colorado Rep. Jared Polis wants sexual orientation and gender identity treated the same way as race, religion, sex, and national origin, when it comes to employment protections.

WATCH: Rep. Polis's Epic Blowup on House Floor Over Immigration
December 05 2013 4:22 PM ET

WATCH: Rep. Polis's Epic Blowup on House Floor

Sunnivie Brydum

The gay Colorado Democrat had a conniption when the presiding officer warned a colleague not to address the undocumented immigrants sitting in the House chamber in support of immigration reform.

Jared Polis: From Flowers and E-Cards to Congress
November 29 2013 7:00 AM ET

Jared Polis: From Flowers and E-Cards to Congress

Adam Sandel

In our partnership with StartOut, we regularly invite the group to highlight an LGBT entrepreneur. Here’s a case for extending yourself beyond a single professional niche.

Rep. Jared Polis Reports From Capitol After Shots Fired
October 03 2013 3:30 PM ET February 28 2014 4:50 PM ET

Gay Congressman Reports From Capitol After Shots Fired

Sunnivie Brydum

Out congressman Jared Polis was tweeting and spoke to MSNBC moments after several shots were fired outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Thursday.

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