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Colorado governor, partner tie knot in Jewish wedding

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JTA — As his fellow Jews around the world prepared to annul their vows during Yom Kippur, Colorado Governor Jared Polis got busy making some new ones — by marrying his partner of 18 years.

Polis announced his marriage to Marlon Reis, with whom he has two children, in social media posts late Wednesday afternoon, just hours before Yom Kippur. Pictures showed the two men wearing kippahs and breaking glasses beneath a brightly colored chuppah, or wedding canopy, all hallmarks of traditional Jewish marriage ceremonies.

Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, the founding rabbi of Congregation Nevei Kodesh, a Renewal synagogue in Boulder, officiated. The synagogue is one of three that Polis told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in 2017, when he was running for governor, that he and Reis........

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