Facebook Founder Chris Hughes + Freedom To Marry’s Sean Eldridge Are Engaged

Chris Hughes, the 27-year-old Facebook co-founder (worth an estimated 0 million!) who went on to work on Barack Obama's presidential campaign, and has since started the philantrhopic social network Jumo, is engaged to his boyfriend Sean Eldridge, the political director of Freedom To Marry. Naturally, they made the announcement — surrounded by friends/guests like Ivanka Trump, Simon Doonan and Jonathan Adler, Christine Quinn, Jared Kushner, and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman — at a Freedom To Marry fundraiser at their SoHo loft. "This is very timely for Chris and I to have you here tonight to celebrate marriage and work on marriage," Eldridge told his guests. ""We got engaged two weeks ago, so there is a real sense of urgency. As you know, we can't get married in New York, so there is more of an urgency to approve gay marriage, so we can get married here. We're going to get married in the next year or two for sure — we're hoping as soon as possible." Well, at least they have some skin in the game now! Congrats, gentlemen.


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Watch: Stephen Colbert Interviews Gay Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes About His New Project ‘Jumo’

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Last night, Stephen Colbert interviewed gay Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes about the personal fortune he made from Facebook, his work for Barack Obama's presidential campaign, and his new project, Jumo, which helps people connect with non-profit organizations, learn their stories, and volunteer or donate.

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Hughes on Facebook IPO, Jumo

CHRIS HUGHES CNBC X390 (GRAB) | ADVOCATE.COMChris Hughes, the altruistic gay cofounder of Facebook and online
organizer for the Obama presidential campaign, spoke to CNBC about his
new venture and the future of the world’s largest social networking
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