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Gay Couple Featured In Hillary Clinton Campaign Video Invites Candidate To Their Wedding

04/13/2015 11:55 am ET | Updated Apr 13, 2015

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn't just receive praise and criticism after the launch of her presidential campaign on Sunday -- she also got a wedding invitation.

Jared Milrad and Nate Johnson, a gay couple featured in a video marking the start of her campaign, invited Clinton to their wedding in a tweet on Monday:

According to Time, Milrad and Johnson live in Chicago and have been together since 2008. The couple had an unusual experience while filming the video, butting heads after the crew asked them to kiss while the cameras were rolling.

“It was a little awkward,” Milrad told Time.

In an interview with the Washington Blade, Milrad said the couple was "really excited" to see themselves in Clinton's campaign video.

“To us, this decision demonstrates Secretary Clinton’s commitment to LGBT equality and the type of inclusive leader she would be as president," Milrad said.

Clinton kicked off her campaign on social media, posting a tweet and a video that featured a diverse group of her supporters. Her first campaign event will take place in Iowa on Tuesday.

Read more about Milrad and Johnson at the Washington Blade.

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