Colorado Governor Jared Polis has announced his engagement to longtime partner Marlon Reis. The Colorado Sun reports Polis popped the question late last year while Reis was battling a coronavirus infection.
“It was the absolute perfect time,” Reis told the paper. “I said to him, ‘I couldn’t breathe before. Now I really can’t breathe.’”
Polis is the first openly gay elected governor and is up for reelection next year. Well wishes poured in on social media from other politicians in the state.
No word yet on how fellow Coloradan and Q-Anon GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert has taken the news. Earlier this week, Boebert garnered headlines and ridicule for claiming the Equality Act, which bans anti-LGBT discrimination, is actually about the “supremacy of gays and lesbians and transvestites.”