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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.

“I know you’re hearing a lot of hateful rhetoric about our LGBT families,” says Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego. “Please, hang in there.”

May 17 2016 1:39 PM

Members of the LGBT Equality Caucus announced they will form a Transgender Equality Task Force to end bias-motivated violence against trans people. 

November 13 2015 10:09 AM

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
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