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08/13/2008

Polls pulled Polis' way

by Jeremy Hooper

Picture 3-140A historic victory came out of Colorado last night when openly gay Internet businessman Jared Polis won the 2nd Congressional District Democratic primary, advancing him to the general election:

Jared Polis wins primary, will likely become nation’s next openly gay member of Congress [Gay Politics]

Now we don't want to count our proverbial chickens before they've done that proverbial hatching thing, but since Polis' district is heavily Democratic, he is expected to easily win in the fall. This would make him the third openly gay person in the current Congress (joining Rep Tammy Baldwin and Rep. Barney Frank), and the sixth openly gay person to serve in the history of the U.S. House (the first man to be elected as an openly gay non-incumbent).

Let's hope all goes as planned. After all, it really takes three members of congress to successfully write The Gay Agenda™: One to hold the paper, another to do the writing, and a third to siphon all that is good and decent from the world and convert it into usable ink.

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Your thoughts

Slight correction:
You wrote, "the sixth openly gay person to serve in the history of the U.S. House (the first to be elected as an openly gay non-incumbent)."

According to the Victory Fund's email, "Jared will become the first openly gay man to be elected to the U.S. Congress as a non-incumbent. (Tammy Baldwin was the first out candidate to do this back in 1998.)"

He would be the first openly-gay MAN elected as a non-incumbent.

Congrats to Jared on his awesome victory!

Posted by: tjc | Aug 13, 2008 8:51:29 AM

You're absolutely right, TJC. Adding the word "man" right now.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Aug 13, 2008 8:56:28 AM

That was a speedy update, Jeremy. Here's hoping it takes less than 10 years in the future to update Congress with more openly GLBT members.

Posted by: tjc | Aug 13, 2008 9:09:04 AM

A very nice Victory for Jared, and the Victory Fund and all of us! ... Nice little seague to the 'future' at the end but I think the AGENDA is already being written right here on the net,
and we can all be involved, and support! You sure do your share!

Posted by: LOrion | Aug 13, 2008 10:13:46 AM

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