The photogenic gay couple from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign announcement video has invited the Democratic only-runner to their upcoming wedding. Too bad she’s probably going to be kind of busy for the next five hundred days.
Clinton’s video dropped Sunday afternoon, early enough that political Twitter had enough time to watch it 15,000 times and declare it either “good” or “bad” before Game of Thrones started. (This morning, we moved onto the The Logo Is Bad phase, and it’s only a matter of time before somebody points out that the animation at the end of the video, where the horizontal red arrow flies sideways into two very tall rectangles is unfortunately evocative. But I digress.)
It was about as banal as an early-stage political video can be, with vague promises to promote hugs and gently spoon America until it falls asleep but not for so long that America gets sweaty. Among the video’s stars were Chicago-area intendeds Nathan Johnson and Jared Milrad, two very handsome and very in love gay men who are planning on getting married this summer.
In an interview with the Washington Blade, the couple said they didn’t know when they signed onto the project that they’d be part of Clinton’s historic campaign kickoff. But on Sunday, when they discovered the video in which they were participating was actually the campaign announcement for the candidate they both support, the couple was pleasantly surprised.
“We were really excited to see that our interview was featured in the campaign announcement,” Milrad told the Blade. “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.”
According to The Guardian, Johnson and Milrad will marry on July 19th in a park near Lake Michigan and hold their reception at a local LGBT community center. Clinton has yet to publicly RSVP, but then again, she’s been tending to more pressing matters: a cross-country road trip to Iowa, and burritos.