U.S. Congressman Jared Polis to Become a Father
According to Advocate.com, U.S. Congressman Jared Polis is “expecting” with his partner Marlon Reis. The Colorado Rep his partner are planning an adoption for September, but no word yet on whether it’s by surrogate or not.
Polis is not the only openly gay Congressman, but was the only one to campaign as openly gay. Others have come out while already in office – including Barney Frank (Massachusetts), Gerry Studds (deceased, Massachusetts), Jim Kolbe (retired, Arizona), Tammy Baldwin (Wisconsin), and David Cicilline (Rhode Island). Polis will be the first to adopt a child.
Colorado has no law barring gay couples from adopting. Good luck to Polis and Reis in their history-making journey into fatherhood!