Pennsylvania Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta (D), who is currently running for U.S. Senate, announced on Saturday that he and longtime fiancé Dr. Matthew Jordan-Miller, got married.
“Forever sounds pretty good,” Kenyatta tweeted, along with a series of photos of the happy couple.
Jordan-Miller, who has updated his name on Twitter to Matthew Jordan-Miller Kenyatta, added, “New chapter with my life’s co-author.”
— Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta (@malcolmkenyatta) February 6, 2022
— Matthew Jordan-Miller Kenyatta, Ph.D. (@drmattkenyatta) February 6, 2022
The couple asked for donations to the Trevor Project and the nonprofit organization North Broad in lieu of gifts.
The newlyweds have been together since 2016 after meeting on Instagram. Kenyatta then proposed in July 2020, and in March 2021, Jordan-Miller proposed back.
Kenyatta has long been considered a rising star in the Democratic party.
In a landslide victory in 2018, he became the first LGBTQ person of color to be elected to the Pennsylvania General Assembly at the age of 28.
At the 2020 Democratic National Convention, he was one of 17 rising star Democrats to deliver the keynote address and one of the first three out LGBTQ people to ever do so.
He recently told LGBTQ Nation that he is now running for Senate because he believes there is “an assault on the core question of whether or not democracy could work for people.”
Kenyatta could become the first out gay man elected to the U.S. Senate, as well as the first Black senator from Pennsylvania.