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It’s a girl! U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, partner announce birth of daughter

| Friday, July 4, 2014
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DENVER -- U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) has announced the birth of a new daughter named Cora. While few details of the birth were made available, the Democratic congressman from Boulder said in a statement Friday, "I think I'm going to miss the fireworks for the first time in my life, but my first daughter is far more thrilling."

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Three LGBT Democrats in U.S. House have voted with GOP in budget fight

| Tuesday, October 15, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- As Congress continues to wrestle with a bitter partisan divide that has crippled its ability to set a budget, keep the federal government open, and enable the nation to pay its bills, a few openly LGBT members of the U.S. House have surprised many by occasionally voting with Republicans.

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Employment Non-Discrimination Act reintroduced in Congress

| Thursday, April 25, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) was reintroduced in both chambers of Congress on Thursday. The measure would prohibit discrimination in hiring and employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity by civilian, nonreligious employers with at least 15 employees.

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Newly elected out U.S. House members talk LGBT issues

CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade | Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The new LGB members of the U.S. House. Clockwise, from upper left clockwise: Kyrsten Sinema, Mark Takano, Sean Patrick Maloney and Mark Pocan.Photos: Kyrsten Sinema, courtesy photo; Mark Takano, courtesy photo; Sean Patrick Maloney and Mark Pocan by Michael Key, Washington Blade.
The Nov. 6 election resulted in four new lesbian, gay and bisexual candidates winning seats in the House of Representatives and all eyes are now on them to see what they’ll do on LGBT issues upon taking office.

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U.S. Rep. Jared Polis pledges to take the lead on ENDA

CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade | Wednesday, November 14, 2012
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A Colorado congressman who’s set to become the most senior openly gay member of the U.S. House is pledging to take the lead on perhaps the most high-profile piece of pro-LGBT legislation: the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

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Openly gay congressman Jared Polis cruises to re-election in Colorado

LOU CHIBBARO JR. | Washington Blade | Tuesday, November 6, 2012
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Jared Polis, an entrepreneur and philanthropist, won re-election Tuesday to the U.S. House. He first won election from Colorado’s Second District in 2008, becoming the first openly gay man to be elected to Congress.

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Openly gay Democrats take the podium at Democratic Convention

CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade | Wednesday, September 5, 2012
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The first official day of the Democratic National Convention showcased the party’s solidarity with the LGBT community as speakers — including several openly gay Democrats — took to the podium to voice support and delegates approved for the first time a platform that endorses marriage equality.

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U.S. House panel rejects LGBT protections in domestic violence bill

CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade | Wednesday, May 9, 2012
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WASHINGTON -- A Republican-controlled House panel beat back measures on Tuesday that would have made LGBT protections part of legislation aiming to extend federal authorization for domestic violence programs.

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Colorado’s most anti-gay state senator eyes Jared Polis’ congressional seat

By Nic Garcia
Out Front Colorado
| Wednesday, December 7, 2011
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Colorado State Sen. Kevin Lundberg is contemplating a run for Congress. Lundberg, perhaps the most conservative state senator and most definitely the most anti-gay lawmaker under the dome, tweeted he might want to advance his political career to Washington D.C.

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NOM makes tasteless reference to gay Congressman’s newborn son

| Monday, October 3, 2011
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There are times that the National Organization for Marriage is so anti-gay that it burns — such as the post on its blog regarding the birth of Congressman Jared Polis’s newborn son:

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