Chris Hughes, Co-Founder of Facebook, Weds BoyfriendBy: Josh Wolford - July 3, 2012
Chris Hughes, one of the four guys credited with founding Facebook in a Harvard dorm room, married his longtime boyfriend Sean Eldridge in a ceremony attended by Mark Zuckerberg, Sean Parker, and a couple of U.S. Congresspeople including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
And unsurprisingly, he posted some photos of the event to Facebook.
Earlier this week, Facebook unveiled some new Timeline icons for marriage events that featured two males and two female spouses. This move was obviously made in solidarity with the LGBT community, a group that Facebook has supported for many years. Just last year, Facebook granted gay and lesbian couple the chance to be “in a civil union” or “in a domestic partnership” on the site. For things like this, as well as their deep commitment to anti-bullying initiatives, Facebook recently became the first ever social media company to be honored with a GLAAD Media award.
Hughes and Eldridge got to show off those new icons on the Timeline:
Hughes, along with Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, and Eduardo Saverin, launched Facebook more than eight years ago. Hughes, a North Carolina native, is currently the publisher and editor-in-chief of The New Republic, a post he grabbed back in March of this year.
He also played a big part in the social media strategy that helped Barack Obama win the Presidency back in 2008.
Of course, Hughes isn’t the only Facebook co-founder to tie the knot recently. Mark Zuckerberg married longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan the weekend after Facebook went public.