Jared Polis' sexuality: no big deal

Jared Polis.

In following up on Democratic congressional candidate Jared Polis' primary victory, the August 14 Denver Post put the focus on his homosexuality. "Polis' Win a Big Gain for Gay Movement" appeared on page one of the Denver & the West section, while the editoral page featured a full-color note that reads, "It cost him $5.3 million of his own money to do it, but Jared Polis took a giant step Tuesday toward being the first openly gay male non-incumbent ever elected to Congress when he won the Democratic nomination in the 2nd Congressoinal District. Get in on the discussion at blogs.denverpost.com/opinion."

So I stopped by the page in question and was left wondering, "What discussion?"

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