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posted Friday, October 14, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 41
Jared Polis (D-Colo.) becomes first Gay parent in Congress
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Jared Polis (D-Colo.) becomes first Gay parent in Congress

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On September 30, Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) became the proud father of a newborn baby, making him the first openly Gay parent in the U.S. Congress.

On Friday, Polis and his partner, Marlon Reis, sent out an announcement about the arrival of their son, Caspian Julius, who weighed eight pounds, 12 ounces.

'Baby and parents are doing well, baby has learned to cry already! No gifts please, just nice thoughts for Caspian, humankind, the planet, and the universe!' read the announcement.

Polis and Reis have declined to comment on whether it was a surrogate pregnancy or an adoption.

The National Stonewall Democrats and the entire Stonewall Democrats family said they would 'like to send Jared, Marlon, and Caspian our warmest wishes and hopes for a healthy and prosperous future.'

'We are so thrilled for the congressman and his partner,' said Jennifer Chrisler, executive director of the Family Equality Council, an organization that advocates for LGBT families. 'Little Caspian Julius is so lucky to have two wonderful and loving dads. On behalf of America's growing number of LGBT parents, we want to send the family our warmest wishes.'

According to the Family Equality Council, there are about 1 million LGBT parents raising about 2 million children.

Polis is a co-sponsor of the Every Child Deserves a Family Act, which would 'ban discrimination in adoption or foster care placement based on the sexual orientation, marital status, or gender identity of the potential parent, or the sexual orientation or gender identity of the child,' according to a press release from the office of Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.), who introduced the bill.

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