by Axios | 3.24.19
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Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg's impressive foreign language skills proved a big talking point on a campaign visit to South Carolina during which he opened up about his same-sex marriage.
The details: The 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, spoke of the personal impact of the Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage at an event in Columbia, saying his marriage to Chasten Glezman exists "by the grace of a single vote" in the landmark 2015 ruling, the Associated Press reports.
The big picture: If Buttigieg were to become the Democratic nominee, he would be the first openly gay presidential candidate from a major political party. Buttigieg also speaks French, Spanish, Italian, Maltese, Arabic and Dari, his campaign adviser Lis Smith told the BBC.
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