Congratulations to CO Governor Jared Polis

Mazel Tov, Congratulations and Muchas felicidades to Colorado Governor Jared Polis and Colorado First Gentleman Marlon Reis, partners of 18 years. They got married in Boulder on Wednesday.

The greatest lesson we have learned over the past 18 months is that life as we know it can change in an instant. We are thankful for the opportunity to celebrate our life together as a married couple.


Rabbi Tirzah Firestone officiated at the small outdoor ceremony (photo).

Gov. Polis proposed in December, while both were sick with COVID-19 and right before Marlon was hospitalized. The couple have two children.

"I've been thinking about it for a while," the governor said. "I'd ordered the rings, with an inscription from Isaiah, and had them hidden and ready to go. And he was going off to the hospital with COVID. I mean, I knew he'd probably get better, but obviously, you never know. I thought now's a good time to give them something to remember here as we leave the house to take him to the hospital."

The ceremony was hours before the start before Yom Kippur:

Reis called it an interesting coincidence that their wedding took place hours before Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year in Judaism; they wanted to incorporate as many Jewish traditions as possible into the ceremony.

Yom Kippur is a holiday of atonement and fasting — what Reis described as renouncing false vows.

“Instead we would be actually taking vows to one another, which is the ultimate vow. To be together forever, to care about each other and support one another.”

I don't know Marlon's parents, but as to Jared's parents, Susan Polis Schutz and Stephen Schutz, in college I had every book they wrote. I still have a few in storage. They were such an inspiration.

I doubt Jared has time for reading blogs these days, but back in 2005, he was a very generous reader of TalkLeft.(scroll down)

L'Shana Tova (לְשָׁנָה טוֹבָה)to Colorado's First Family, wishing them a happy New Year and many wonderful years to come.

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    All good wishes (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by KeysDan on Fri Sep 17, 2021 at 11:39:41 AM EST
    to the Governor and First Gentleman.  Their marriage publicly recognizes their long-time weddedness and celebrates their union of love. Moreover, their marriage  provides legal and other protection for each other and their children. Congratulations!

    I am so happy and proud to have him as my governor (5.00 / 2) (#5)
    by ruffian on Mon Sep 20, 2021 at 06:13:19 PM EST
    I feel like my deliverance from Florida may have actually saved my life in every possible way.

    I feel you (none / 0) (#6)
    by Militarytracy on Tue Sep 21, 2021 at 06:12:18 AM EST
    It is haunting watching what is happening down there and thinking whew...I got out!

    How are your (5.00 / 1) (#7)
    by Ga6thDem on Sun Sep 26, 2021 at 06:26:11 PM EST
    daughter and grands? Are they still in Alabama? If so I know you must worry.

    They are doing better than most (none / 0) (#8)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Sep 27, 2021 at 09:59:43 PM EST
    Quick to vaccinate who could be. The kids too young to vax all tested positive about 5 weeks ago. Everyone is doing okay. Daughter had breakthrough, mostly stuffy running nose. In-laws finally got first dose last week out of genuine fear. One in-law stubborn AF though.

    Lovely, personal post (none / 0) (#1)
    by Peter G on Fri Sep 17, 2021 at 10:34:02 AM EST
    and thanks for the flashback to Thanksgiving 2005!

    Yes (none / 0) (#2)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Sep 17, 2021 at 10:57:58 AM EST
    Rare welcome good news

    Many happy returns to the First Couple. (none / 0) (#4)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sun Sep 19, 2021 at 02:51:56 AM EST
    It's nice to have a bit of good news amidst all the Sturm und Drang of the past 18 months.