Meet the Gay Couple In Clinton’s Campaign Video
Hillary Clinton’s campaign video announcing her presidential bid made history, marking the first time ever that a same-sex couple appeared in an official presidential campaign video.
The couple have been identified as Chicago natives Nathan Johnson, 30, a project manager for a health care consulting company, and Jared Milrad, 31,an attorney and social entrepreneur who founded the non-profit Civic Legal Corps.
The two were quite surprised when they discovered they were featured in Clinton’s video announcement. “When we were first contacted, they basically told us a little bit about what they would be doing and said they were interviewing people going through big changes in life and also said that it was something affiliated with Hillary, but didn’t exactly say what it would be,” Johnson shared with the Washington Blade. “So they just mainly wanted to hear our story about that and our life and decision to get married and how we’re dealing with that and how excited we are about that.”
Milrad adds, “It was particularly moving to see Secretary Clinton feature a gay couple engaged to be legally married, the first of any major presidential candidate. To us, this decision demonstrates Secretary Clinton’s commitment to LGBT equality and the type of inclusive leader she would be as president.”
Johnson and Milrad are getting married this summer so they invited Clinton to their big day.
Watch the clip: