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  • Writer's pictureMario Nicolais

Marriage was the best decision Gov. Jared Polis has made yet

Updated: Sep 20, 2021

On Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Jared Polis made the best decision of his time in office and married Marlon Reis. Channeling his trademark geekdom, Polis commemorated his “mawage” via a quote from The Princess Bride.

When I saw the tweet, my heart soared.

First and foremost, I previously wrote an entire column based on a metaphor from the same movie (my geek-game is at least on par with Polis’). As I said then, and maintain now, there is no such thing as too much Princess Bride.

Second — and, OK, maybe more important — less than a decade after Colorado passed civil unions and the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality, the nation’s only openly gay governor married the love of his life. And the reactions ranged from “mazel tov!” to memes of Andre the Giant proclaiming, “that’s wonderful.”

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