Jared Polis was Tuesday sworn in as Colorado’s 43rd governor and it was a historic second as a result of he’s the first ever overtly homosexual man to be elected governor within the US.
Polis’ associate, Marlon Reis, was by his aspect, trying on proudly, as he took the oath of workplace administered by state Supreme Courtroom Justice Nathan B. Coats on the west steps of the Colorado State Capitol.
Buttons with an image of Polis, his associate, Marlon Reis, and their two younger kids with the tag Colorado’s first household had been handed out to the group who got here out to observe the proceedings in the course of the inauguration ceremony. One other button confirmed an image of Polis in entrance of the capitol with a colored rainbow and stars behind him.
Because the ceremony started the Denver Homosexual Males’s Refrain carried out.
After the oath of workplace, the very first thing Polis did was thank the entire “courageous folks” who paved the way in which to make it doable for somebody like him to turn into governor.
I’m grateful and perpetually indebted to those that got here earlier than me – who struggled for equal rights, who stepped up for public service in all its types, who made tough sacrifices and labored faithfully towards a brighter future for our state, nation and our world.
In November, Democrat Jared Polis beat his Republican opponent, Walker Stapleton (a second cousin to Jeb and George W. Bush), in a self-funded marketing campaign.
Polis is Colorado’s first-ever Jewish governor. He’s additionally America’s first overtly homosexual man to be elected as any state’s high govt. New Jersey’s former Gov. Jim McGreevey got here out whereas in workplace however was not out when he was elected. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, who’s bisexual, grew to become the primary overtly LGBT governor elected when she received in 2016.