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Gay couple featured in Hillary Clinton ad finally get married

Nick Duffy July 21, 2015
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A gay couple who featured in Hillary Clinton’s campaign launch video have tied the knot.

In a video launching her Presidential campaign earlier this year, the Democratic hopeful featured a range of Americans discussing their plans for the future, including Jared Milrad and Nate Johnson, who spoke about their plans to marry.

Mr Milrad said in the video: “I’m getting married this summer, to someone I really care about.”

Gay couple featured in Hillary Clinton ad finally get married

The pair later invited Mrs Clinton to their wedding, to return the favour for allowing them to share in her big day – but she couldn’t make it to the wedding this week.

Tying the knot with his partner today, Mr Milrad wrote on Instagram: “I have never known a day with so much love. So grateful & happy.”

In a personal letter to the pair, Mrs Clinton wrote: “Congratulations on your wedding day!

“As you begin this exciting new chapter in your life together, I join your family and friends in wishing you the very best.

Gay couple featured in Hillary Clinton ad finally get married
“Your lives will be richer and happier because you have chosen each other.

“May the coming years bring you laughter in the good times, courage in the tough times, growing wisdom, and an enduring love.”

Gay couple featured in Hillary Clinton ad finally get married

Clinton has proved popular with the LGBT community – being named ‘Ally of the Year’ by users of hook-up app Grindr in 2014.

She was endorsed before she even declared her candidacy by pro-LGBT group Equality California – more than a year before the polls open in November 2016.

The former First Lady announced her support for equal marriage back in 2013 – and has consistently shown her support for LGBT issues since.

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