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Facebook Founder Chris Hughes Weds Boyfriend Sean Eldridge: PHOTOS


Facebook founder Chris Hughes and long-time boyfriend Sean Eldridge tied the knot in Garrison, New York, this weekend.

In addition to being one of the minds behind Facebook, Hughes is also the editor in chief and publisher of The New Republic and has become a leading contributor to the fight for marriage equality.

Eldridge, meanwhile, founded the advocacy group Protect Our Democracy, which, according to its mission statement, "is working to reform New York's campaign finance system—to reduce the influence of money and special interests in state elections, engage more citizens in the political process, and create a model for national reform."

From The New York Times' write-up on the mens' relationship:

The couple met in November 2005 through a college acquaintance of Mr. Eldridge’s at a brunch in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. Mr. Eldridge was working as a customer service manager for a moving company in Somerville, Mass., and Mr. Hughes was a senior at Harvard, and already a founder of Facebook.

"He was very intelligent and charismatic," Mr. Hughes said of Mr. Eldridge. "He was very kind and politically engaged, and he cared about the world around us. All of that was very attractive to me."

Mr. Eldridge was equally attracted. A week later, he asked Mr. Hughes out on a date.

"I think we shared a lot of important, common interests," Mr. Eldridge said. "We have a love of philosophy, politics and literature. He was one of the most intelligent and ambitious people I had ever met."

No word on where the men will be spending their honeymoon, but hopefully they make the most of it!

See some wedding photos Hughes posted, where else?, on Facebook AFTER THE JUMP.




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  1. Nice looking couple. All the best to them. Love these wedding posts!

    Posted by: Matt26 | Jul 2, 2012 9:01:56 AM

  2. Congratulations to a truly great couple! Thanks for all the
    work you both do for Equality! Best wishes on a happy marriage

    Posted by: Jim | Jul 2, 2012 9:04:08 AM

  3. Eldridge is set for life now...congrats guys!

    Posted by: Tagg | Jul 2, 2012 9:40:33 AM

  4. Are the homophobes and bigots going to boycott Facebook now?


    Posted by: Laura | Jul 2, 2012 9:52:31 AM

  5. Now I understand why Facebook updated their status options to include Gay Couples... seems its important to them now. Well, at least they are catching up with the times.

    Posted by: miKem | Jul 2, 2012 10:01:27 AM

  6. BIG congratulations to these two. Aren't they a handsome couple? And the dog is cute too. Best wishes guys!

    Posted by: OS2Guy | Jul 2, 2012 10:10:11 AM

  7. A marriage made in heaven, a wedding on earth, for two exceptional people who are handsome, rich, productive and engaged in the work of a bettered world through their efforts. They light up my life. Congratulations gentlemen. You make me proud.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Jul 2, 2012 10:42:45 AM

  8. God bless their marriage, may they live long together and prosper. I am glad to see he is fighting for marriage equality for all. I hope he also helps the anti-gay Christians by seeing that they get the mental treatment they need to stop the contagious mental illness they have know as a social phobia called Homophobia and their obsessive compulsion fixation about LGBT people, perhaps stemming from other psychiatric disorders that seem to be contagious that spreads from one to the other.

    Posted by: Mike | Jul 2, 2012 12:16:57 PM

  9. @Tagg

    How cynical.

    Posted by: Gabe R L | Jul 2, 2012 12:31:10 PM

  10. They look like nice Mormon elders - and by "elders" I mean "kids."

    Couldn't they find a place for a little color in those outfits?

    Oh, and - Congratulations! Have a long happy life together!

    Posted by: Glenn I | Jul 2, 2012 2:25:37 PM

  11. Dear Baby Jesus,

    Please make ALL the anti-gay groups with pages on Facebook boycott the service immediately.

    Thanks in advance,


    Posted by: sparks | Jul 2, 2012 3:34:04 PM

  12. @ Gabe...Lighten up! It was a joke. It would be the same scenario if Eldridge was a female. He married WELL. Duh.

    Posted by: Tagg | Jul 2, 2012 6:11:08 PM

  13. What a handsome couple! All the best to them.

    Posted by: RobS | Jul 3, 2012 12:34:37 AM

  14. That picture of them and their dog is ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!

    Love that. A true -family- shot.

    Best wishes and blessings to the happy couple!

    Posted by: Justin Lenmark | Jul 3, 2012 5:14:22 AM

  15. Those photos are awesome. Very beautiful. I also love the shot with the dog. Best of luck guys.

    Posted by: IndieMusicFan | Jul 3, 2012 5:15:01 AM

  16. These are new princes of the new world and I can see them growing old together with a long history of good works behind them. I am filled with warmth at the prospect of their journey.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Jul 3, 2012 6:09:53 AM

  17. Congratulations! May you two live happily ever after forever.

    Posted by: Calvin | Jul 3, 2012 6:26:14 AM

  18. @Tagg

    I wasa only joking a little. I knew you weren't being negative.

    Posted by: Gabe R L | Jul 3, 2012 12:16:26 PM

  19. TAGG

    I was thinking the same thing but in snark. They are a really nice couple and people. Everybody who has met them says the same thing. About them being good people!

    Posted by: Rowan | Jul 3, 2012 3:57:03 PM

  20. The more gay, Democratic billionaires the better!!
    They deserve all the best and I hope the marriage lasts as long as they both live. I also hope they don't forget their checkbooks when it's time to keep the fascist Republicans out of office.

    Posted by: BrokebackBob | Oct 24, 2012 6:51:25 AM

  21. very sad ! the west are grabing evil spirit openly !

    Posted by: bunga | Dec 7, 2012 5:21:48 AM

  22. Now I understand why Facebook updated their status options to include Gay Couples... seems its important to them now. Well, at least they are catching up with the times.

    Posted by: term papers | Dec 10, 2012 8:40:21 AM

  23. Not sure which is which - but the blonde/reddish haired guy is a hottie!

    Posted by: TyInTennn | Dec 10, 2012 10:45:48 PM

  24. Would love to host you in South Africa. What a wonderful role model for young guys around the world. Wonder if they would be interested.

    Posted by: clinton | Feb 2, 2014 2:44:33 PM

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