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Congratulations to Jared Polis and Marlon Reis
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 10/02/11
Last updated on: 10/02/11
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Congressman Jared Polis.

Congressman Jared Polis and his partner Marlon Reis have announced the birth of their son Caspian Julius on September 30, 2011.

The Colorado Democrat reported that his child was born weighing 8lbs., 12oz. He added, "Baby and parents are doing well, baby has learned to cry already!"

The announcement asked for "No gifts please, just nice thoughts for Caspian, humankind, the planet, and the universe!"

The proud parents have not revealed other details of the boy's conception and birth.

Polis is one of four openly gay members of Congress. The other three are Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, David Cicilline of Rhode Island, and Barney Frank of Massachusetts.

He is co-sponsor of the "Every Child Deserves a Family Act," which is pending in Congress. The bill would prohibit discrimination in adoption or foster care placement based on the sexual orientation, marital status, or gender identity of the potential parent, or the sexual orientation or gender identity of the child.

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