When Hillary Clinton finally made the announcement last month that she'll will be running for president in 2016, she featured a gay couple in her video announcement (though it was blink or you'll miss 'em inclusion) The couple, Jared Milrad and Nathan Johnson, were a bit surprised when they found out what the video was for, but quickly decided to one-up the presidential contender by tweeting the former first lady a wedding invite.
“When we were first contacted, they basically told us a little bit about what they would be doing and said they were interviewing people going through big changes in life and also said that it was something affiliated with Hillary, but didn’t exactly say what it would be,” Johnson told the Washington Blade. “So they just mainly wanted to hear our story about that and our life and decision to get married and how we’re dealing with that and how excited we are about that.”
The footage for their segment of the video was filmed just outside their apartment in Chicago, where Milrad, 31, works as an attorney and social entrepreneur who founded the nonprofit Civic Legal Corps, and Johnson, 30, works as a project manager for a health care consulting company.
The couple is planning their wedding ceremony for July 19 by Lake Michigan in Chicago.
We reached out to see if Hillary would be attending. Jared shares, "We did meet with the campaign leadership and received word that Secretary Clinton is very excited to meet us, but we have yet to receive a formal reply about whether she'll be able to attend our wedding. We understand that she's pretty busy but hope she can make it, at least for the reception. We hear she's a pretty good dancer."