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Pete Buttigieg and Husband Make History on Cover of TIME

Pete, Chasten Buttigieg on cover of Time

Will Pete and Chasten be the first same-sex couple in the White House? A new cover of Time dives deep into that question.

Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg and husband Chasten make a historic appearance this week on the cover of Time magazine.

The magazine posted the cover of its May 12 issue online, with the couple appearing under the headline "First Family." Their appearance as two men together marks the first time a presidential candidate appeared on the cover of the magazine alongside a same-sex spouse.

An accompanying feature story entitled "Mayor Pete Buttigieg's Unlikely, Untested, Unprecedented Presidential Campaign " focuses on Buttigieg's rise from obscurity to top-tier candidate.

And it even captures a now infamous moment on the campaign trail when a protester in a devil outfit, previously reported to be homophobe Randall Terry , who hissed at Buttigieg at a fundraiser. Terry told Time he was upset by Buttigieg's stump appeal.

"There's never been a homosexual that you'd go, 'Wow, I'd be proud of him.' He's the guy," Terry said. "That's why he's such a threat."

Buttigieg himself lays out a strategy of earnestly selling progressive ideas to voters on the campaign trail. And continues his message of wanting to "reach out" to all Americans in hopes of changing minds.

"The job of politics is to summon the good and beat back the evil," he said.

Chasten also plays a hefty role in the feature, telling the story of how both men grew up in the conservative Midwest.

"Being gay was not culturally acceptable where I grew up, mostly for a lack of understanding," Chasten told Time.

Buttigieg has consistenly found himself at third place in many polls, but has seen a dip due to Sen. Elizabeth Warren's recent surge and now occupies that spot. But with the election still a long ways away, there will for sure be more ups and downs for all candidates running.

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