That time Mayor Pete kissed Chasten after announcing he was running for President

Pete Buttigieg kisses his husband, Chasten, after announcing he will run for the presidency.
Pete Buttigieg kisses his husband, Chasten, after announcing he will run for the presidency.Photo: Buttigieg campaign

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Former South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg made history when he became the first out presidential candidate with the potential to win, but one standout moment from the campaign had LGBTQ people in tears. After giving his speech, Buttigieg did what other candidates do: he kissed his spouse.

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What was historic was that his spouse is his husband Chasten.

Buttigieg’s campaign website also included an image of the couple holding hands.

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