Jared Polis has been sworn in as first brazenly homosexual man governor in US, as he grew to become the 43rd governor of Colorado.
The oath of workplace was administered by state Supreme Court docket Justice Nathan B. Coats on the west steps of the Colorado State Capitol.
After the oath of workplace, the very first thing Polis did was thank the entire “brave people” who paved the way in which to make it attainable for somebody like him to turn into governor. He mentioned:
I’m grateful and without end indebted to those that got here earlier than me – who struggled for equal rights, who stepped up for public service in all its kinds, who made troublesome sacrifices and labored faithfully towards a brighter future for our state, nation and our world.
In November, Democrat Jared Polis beat his Republican opponent, Walker Stapleton (a second cousin to Jeb and George W. Bush), in a self-funded marketing campaign.
Polis is not only the primary homosexual man to turn into a Governor in US, he’s additionally Colorado’s first-ever Jewish governor.
He’s additionally America’s first brazenly homosexual man to be elected as any state’s high government. New Jersey’s former Gov. Jim McGreevey got here out whereas in workplace however was not out when he was elected. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, who’s bisexual, grew to become the primary brazenly LGBT governor elected when she received in 20