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Gay Facebook founder's husband to run for US Congress

Sean Eldridge, husband of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, is planning to run for a seat in New York in 2014
Sean Eldridge, husband of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, has announced he is running for Congress in New York.

The husband of the co-founder of Facebook's is planning to run for US Congress.

Sean Eldridge, the 26-year-old husband of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, submitted forms this week to run as a Democrat for a congressional seat in New York in 2014.

The seat, representing New York's 19th district in the Hudson Valley, is currently held by Republican Chris Gibson, but his constituents voted for Democract president Barack Obama in last November's US election.

Eldridge, a supporter of LGBT rights and advisor of Freedom to Marry, a campaign for marriage equality across the US, is also president of New York based investment fund Hudson River Ventures.

Eldridge and Hughes married last year at their home in New York after announcing their engagement in 2011.

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