Colorado Governor-elect Jared Polis is melting hearts after introducing his long-time partner as the 'First Man' of Colorado after winning Tuesday's gubernatorial race. Polis' partner, Marlon Reis, looked on proudly as history was made, and those in attendance went WILD following the announcement. .
This rules! Polis is the first openly gay man to be elected Governor in United States history.
🚨 Race call: Colorado's Jared Polis is now the country’s first openly gay man to be elected governor https://t.co/DVmLv4RCVN— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeed News)1541560847.0
Here's the epic moment where Polis gave his partner a shout-out.
Watch the moment Jared Polis introduced his long-term partner during his victory speech after being projected to wi… https://t.co/DE9rVjXiJg— CNN (@CNN)1541626800.0
The LGBT community and allies are celebrating following the unlikely victory.
Wow!! Congratulations @jaredpolis of Colorado who just became the first openly gay man to be elected Governor in US History!!! 🌈🌈🌈— billy eichner (@billy eichner)1541558426.0
Jared Polis is enough of a win tonight if you ask me— Cameron Kasky (@Cameron Kasky)1541559816.0
Democrat Jared Polis has won in Colorado, making history as America's first openly gay governor. This is such a huge step for our country!— Adam Best (@Adam Best)1541558352.0
This is incredible! Massive. Congratulations Jared Polis. You did it! https://t.co/dFpOxjHahe— James Corden (@James Corden)1541559882.0
The stunning result in Colorado proves that sexuality doesn't have to be a barrier to political success. Polis follows in the footsteps of groundbreaking LGBT politicians like Harvey Milk and Angela Davis.
Reis was emotional after receiving the crowd's incredible support.
After Colorado congressman #JaredPolis was elected on Tues as the nation's first openly #gay governor, he gave a ro… https://t.co/8aaK3Fi4bM— Tell It Like It Is! (@Tell It Like It Is!)1541646304.0
They have a beautiful family together! (including a cute dog)
Jared Polis and his partner Marlon Reis with their two beautiful children 😊❤️ https://t.co/7DdeFjaw8G— Zoe Paskett🌈 (@Zoe Paskett🌈)1541599018.0
Polis’ victory will mean that his partner, Marlon Reis, and children Cora and Caspian, will join him in the governo… https://t.co/iHJGrxbZKm— Eddie Du (@Eddie Du)1541572374.0
People are loving the historical achievement and other progressive wins.
So, how many #Colorado bakers are going to compete to make a Whole Lotta Cake for Governor #JaredPolis when he gets… https://t.co/NBhSzzFy3H— Rosalind Franklinstein(‘s Monster 🏳️🌈) (@Rosalind Franklinstein(‘s Monster 🏳️🌈))1541649338.0
Last night waves of women and veterans won seats in Congress, @JaredPolis became the first openly gay man elected g… https://t.co/ENV0d75cjG— Matt Grossman (@Matt Grossman)1541646283.0
Honestly had no idea Jared Polis was gay, now I’m even more pleased with my vote for him lol— Lexi (@Lexi)1541645366.0
I voted for Jared Polis. Love the new first family ❤🌈🌊❤🌈🌊 https://t.co/uwzAucynJ8— Nadine Voun 🌊🌈📣🎸🎶🎨📷✏📖 (@Nadine Voun 🌊🌈📣🎸🎶🎨📷✏📖)1541644471.0
Here in a purple state where calls & ads were NONSTOP in the final stretch, not once did @jaredpolis’ sexuality sur… https://t.co/uuFFY7iTEA— Mike MacFerrin, Ph.D. (@Mike MacFerrin, Ph.D.)1541644058.0
Thanks to this triumphant victory, Polis and his partner are about to change the face of politics in Colorado FOREVER. Polis and the 'First Husband' will be the first same-sex couple to occupy the Governor's Mansion, something that will inspire people across the country.