Facebook Cofounder Engaged to Boyfriend

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com January 15 2011 1:35 PM ET

Chris Hughes, cofounder of Facebook, plans to marry longtime boyfriend Sean Eldridge, political director for Freedom to Marry, reports the New York Post.

The Post reports that Eldridge announced his engagement to Hughes at the New York City Reception in Support of Freedom to Marry at the couple's SoHo loft before guests that included city council speaker Christine Quinn and state attorney general Eric Schneiderman.

"This is very timely for Chris and I to have you here tonight to celebrate marriage and work on marriage," Eldridge said. "We got engaged two weeks ago, so there is a real sense of urgency."

The two men haven't set a date, but Eldridge says they'll try to wait until gay marriage is legal in New York."As you know, we can't get married in New York, so there is more of an urgency to approve gay marriage, so we can get married here," Eldridge said. "We're going to get married in the next year or two for sure. We're hoping as soon as possible."

Hughes is now the founder and director of Jumo.com.