The National Organization for Marriage
(NOM) on Monday criticized Colorado Rep. Jared Polis' announcement of
his son Caspian Julius.
On Friday, Polis and his domestic
partner, writer Marlon Reis, announced the birth of Caspian, making
Polis, who is serving his second term in office, the first openly gay
parent in Congress.
“Baby and parents are doing well,
[and] baby has learned to cry already!” Polis and Reis said in an
emailed birth announcement. “No gifts please, just nice thoughts
for Caspian, humankind, the planet, and the universe!”
Caspian Julius weighed in at 8 pounds,
“We have no clue whether it was a
planned motherless family or whether he and his partner stepped in to
give a motherless child a family – since he will not say,” NOM
wrote in a blog
post titled Rep. Jared Polis Announces With Pride His Child
Has No Mother.
“But he and his partner are proud to
announce they were both 'very excited to become new parents.'”
What Polis has not discussed is whether
the child was adopted or conceived through a surrogate pregnancy.