A same-sex Chicago couple featured in Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign announcement has invited Clinton to their wedding this summer.
Jared Milrad, 31, and Nathan Johnson, 30, made headlines over the weekend when they were seen holding hands in the video Clinton used to announce her candidacy. They plan to get married this July and want the presidential candidate to be a part of their "big day."
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“We wanted to return the favor, given that Secretary Clinton invited us to share in her big day, we invited her to share in ours this summer,” Milrad told NBCChicago.
Milrad tweeted at Clinton, telling her to “save the date.”
“We know your schedule fills up quickly, but Iowa is pretty close,” the tweet read.
The pair said they were asked to by a friend to be part of a video for the Clinton campaign involving people undergoing “big life changes,” such as getting married. But they were shocked when they found out the footage was used to declare her candidacy.
“We later found out when everyone else did that it was on Facebook and Twitter and we were in the launch announcement video holding hands,” Milrad said.
The surprise was a good one for the Chicago couple.
“We were actually very excited, honestly. It’s a historic moment,” Milrad said. “Not only the potentially first female president of the United States but also the first time an openly same-sex couple has been featured in a presidential announcement. So, to really be the face of the LGBT community and hopefully do the community justice — because it is obviously a phenomenal community that does amazing things around the world — was a real honor.”
It’s not clear if Clinton will attend the wedding, but Milrad and Johnson said they did extend a plus one for her invite.