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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.

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

November 29 2020 8:03 PM

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

April 20 2020 9:24 PM

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

October 24 2019 2:07 PM

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

May 31 2019 1:27 PM

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

January 08 2019 4:39 PM

Polis easily won election as governor of Colorado.

November 06 2018 9:53 PM

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

June 26 2018 11:32 PM Updated