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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 with his parents Steven Schutz and Susan Polis Schutz. In 1998, Polis founded the online floral giant 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.

Denver Archdiocese Sues to Deny LGBTQ+ Families Access to Preschool

While it certainly appears to be discriminatory, the group’s attorney says it’s not actually discrimination.

Colorado's Jared Polis Is First Out Gay Man Reelected Governor

Polis made history with his election in 2018 and made more history Tuesday.

GOP Candidate Claims Colorado Gov. Jared Polis Not Gay, Is Abuser

Danielle Neuschwanger, who hopes to win the Republican nomination to face Gov. Polis in 2022, has made a series of outlandish and false statements about him.

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, Partner Test Positive for COVID-19

Polis and partner Marlon Reis are asymptomatic and isolating at home.

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, Gay and Jewish, Shaken by Nazi Comparison

Another Colorado politician had said stay-at-home orders were "Gestapo-like," a reference to Adolf Hitler's secret police.

Gov. Jared Polis Reminds Trump That Colorado Is Not a Border State

After the president said he is "building a wall in Colorado," the nation's first gay governor schooled him in "basic geography."

Colorado's Gay Governor Signs Ban on Conversion Therapy for Minors

Jared Polis also signed a bill making it easier to update gender markers on birth certificates.

Colorado's Jared Polis Sworn In as First Out Gay Governor

Polis thanked his "first man" in his inaugural address.

Jared Polis Makes History; First Out Gay Man Elected Governor

Polis easily won election as governor of Colorado.

Out Candidate Jared Polis Wins Colorado's Democratic Governor's Nom

In November, Polis could become the first out gay man elected governor of any U.S. state.


Could Jared Polis Do More to Fight Trump at the State Level?

The out congressman from Colorado is vying to be the first gay man elected governor of any state.

25 Congressional Dems to LGBT People: We're With You

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

Congress Steps Up to Address Trans Violence

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

Jared Polis Stirs Controversy With Remarks on Sexual Assault

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

Op-ed: Jared Polis on the 'Marriage-juana' Platform

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.

Ted Cruz Wants to Limit Federal Marriage Recognition

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

How Jared Polis Plans to Force a Vote on ENDA

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

What Did This Gay Congressman Just Do to ENDA?

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

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.