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.

The gay congressman says perhaps colleges should expel students accused of sexual assault, even if they haven't been proved guilty.

September 11 2015 9:49 PM

Congressman Jared Polis says ‘the two most successful social policy movements in the U.S.’ — marriage equality and marijuana reform — have more in common than first meets the eye.

April 20 2015 4:20 AM

As Cruz introduces his antigay bill, liberal lawmakers seek to protect LGBT students.

February 12 2015 7:21 PM

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

September 17 2014 6:13 PM

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.

July 24 2014 4:11 PM

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.

December 05 2013 3:22 PM

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.

November 29 2013 6:00 AM

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.

October 03 2013 3:30 PM Updated