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  Jared Polis Announces Birth Of Son, Becoming First Openly Gay Parent In Congress
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ContributorHomegrown Democrat 
Last EditedHomegrown Democrat  Oct 01, 2011 12:35am
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AuthorAmanda Terkel
MediaWebsite - Huffington Post
News DateSaturday, October 1, 2011 09:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionWASHINGTON -- Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) is a proud father of a newborn baby, making him the first openly gay parent in the U.S. Congress.

On Friday, Polis and his partner, Marlon Reis, sent out an announcement about the arrival of their son, Caspian Julius, who is 8 pounds, 12 ounces.

"Baby and parents are doing well, baby has learned to cry already! No gifts please, just nice thoughts for Caspian, humankind, the planet, and the universe!" read the announcement.

Polis and Reis have declined to comment on whether it was a surrogate pregnancy or an adoption.

“We are so thrilled for the congressman and his partner,” said Jennifer Chrisler, executive director of the Family Equality Council, an organization that advocates for LGBT families. “Little Caspian Julius is so lucky to have two wonderful and loving dads. On behalf of America’s growing number of LGBT parents, we want to send the family our warmest wishes.”
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