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Congressman Barney Frank Weds in Same-Sex Marriage [View all]

Source: Reuters

Congressman Barney Frank weds in same-sex marriage

Sat Jul 7, 2012 8:19pm EDT

By Tim McLaughlin

BOSTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Representative Barney Frank wed his longtime partner, James Ready, on Saturday, becoming the first sitting congressman to enter into a same-sex marriage.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick officiated the ceremony and added some levity by saying Frank, 72, and Ready, 42, had vowed to love each other through Democratic and Republican administrations alike, and even through appearances on Fox News, according to Al Green, a Democratic congressman from Texas.

"Barney was beaming," said Green, who attended the ceremony. He added that Frank, a champion of gay rights and the sweeping reform of Wall Street, shed a tear during the ceremony.

After exchanging their vows, Frank and Ready embraced each other, Green said. "It was no different than any other wedding I've attended when you have two people who are in love with each other," Green said.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE86700820120708?irpc=932



http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/08/fashion/weddings/barney-frank-wedding-jim-ready.html

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Barney Frank Weds Jim Ready

Gretchen Ertl for The New York Times



Newtown, MASS., JULY 7 Representative Barney Frank, right, with Jim Ready after their wedding ceremony.

By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM
Published: July 7, 2012

IT was perhaps fitting that Representative Barney Frank met his future husband, Jim Ready, at a political fund-raiser in 2005.

I told him I had a crush on him for 20 years, said Mr. Ready, recalling that meeting.

And what did Mr. Frank make of that? That Im being rewarded for coming to this fund-raiser, he said with a laugh.

Mr. Frank, 72, and Mr. Ready, 42, were married in Newtown, Mass., on Saturday in a low-key ceremony on the banks of the Charles River. Gov. Deval L. Patrick of Massachusetts officiated. The guests included Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic House minority leader, as well as Senator John Kerry and Representatives Dennis J. Kuchinich and Steny H. Hoyer.

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