Chasten Buttigieg husband of Mayor Pete has opened up about the couple’s first date.
The video was recorded for Now This, as part of his Buttigieg’s Presidential campaign and in it, Chasten talks about his choice to become a teacher, the fight for LGBTQ equality, plus his anxiety about Pete’s political career.
“Our first date – it was actually supposed to be coffee, but I got stuck in rush hour traffic getting out of Chicago. So we moved it to dinner. And when I pulled up in front of his house to pick him up, he opened the door and we both said ‘howdy’ at the same time and then we both said,
‘What, that’s my word!’ It was kind of a cute meet cute.
A Rhodes scholar, Pete Buttigieg graduated from Harvard in 2005 and went on to serve in Afganistan as part of the Naval Reserve in 2014. After becoming Mayor of South Bend in 2011, he came out in 2015 as part of his re-election bid and the couple married last year.
I don’t think we can be comfortable with where we’re at now. Equality wasn’t won when we were granted marriage equality. We can’t be complacent with where we are now. We’re just getting started.”
Buttigieg launched his presidential campaign in March in a bid for the Democratic nomination, making him the first openly gay man to do so. Buttigieg is doing well, so far, depending on which polls you follow, with some even showing him leading Sen. Bernie Sanders and just announced former VP Joe Biden.
(Photo, Twitter; via Queerty)