Colorado's Jared Polis makes history as gay governor
January 9, 2019
DENVER (AP) — Democrat Jared Polis' inauguration Tuesday as the first openly gay U.S. governor firmly moved Colorado to a darker shade of blue — and other celebratory colors of the LGBTQ community — as he vowed to expand health care, pursue publicly funded preschool and protect the environment.
Polis, 43, emphasized his inaugural theme, "Colorado for All," to mark the historic occasion. He took the oath of office accompanied by his longtime partner and "first gentleman," Marlon Reis. Their children, Caspian and Cora, also attended.
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