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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-08-12 05:49 AM
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long time life partners, Barney Frank and Jim Ready, wed this weekend.
Oddly enough, journalists around the country seem to have picked up the story before the Globe.

The officiant was the Governor of Massachcusetts, Deval Patrick, who serves as one of Obama's campaign co-chairs, as he did in 2007-08. (Axelrod managed Patrick's gubernatorial campaign in 2006, which was good practice for the Obama campaign.) Coincidentally (or perhaps not so coincidentally), the Governor's daughter is also an out gay. I don't know if that factored into the couple's decision about who would officiate.

They married in Newton, whose district Frank has long represented in the U.S. House.

Frank is the first federal legislator in a same gender marriage that is recognized by a state. (Same gender marriages have always existed, but governments have been damnably slow to recognize that reality!)

As almost every DUer knows, Barney Frank has long been openly gay and has also long been an advocate for equal rights for gays, including, of course, of recognizing same gender marriage in Massachusetts.

As I proudly say every chance I get, Massachusetts was the first U.S. state to recognize same gender marriage (though Vermont was, I believe, the first on civil unions, then considered a breakthough).

Story and wedding photo. http://bostonglobe.com/metro/2012/07/08/frank/J1ebJWjTA...
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-08-12 10:58 AM
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1. glaad to hear that Jim has made an honest man outta Barney! ;)-
CONGRATS to them and the fight for Equality!
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-09-12 04:20 AM
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2. Only women ever needed to be made honest by marriage.
OT, but your post got me to think about that expression for the first time.

You make an honest woman out of someone you slept with by marrying her. That means that having sex with you outside marriage made her dishonest? i would never have described it in terms of honesty.

I guess the word had broader connotations when the expression originated.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-09-12 03:52 PM
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4. I've always thought of it in comedic tones, and heard it used for both parties in a marriage
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-10-12 06:14 AM
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7. True, but when people said it and meant it, it was only about women who had been
known to have had sex outside marriage.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-12 12:03 AM
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11. oh, thanks. yeah, makes sense. I can hear them ol' fuddy duddys sayin' it



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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-09-12 04:05 PM
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5. Good for them...
But because of this, my marriage of almost 40 years is threatened. Not sure that we will make it.
Well, maybe we will. But only because I'm too tired to run.

Thanks, Barney.

And, of course DD...you know the drill.

Need I go on?

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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-09-12 04:16 PM
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6. just like Stockholm syndrome, I'll do the honors....
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-10-12 06:18 AM
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9. LOL!
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-10-12 06:17 AM
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8. Many Massachusetts marriage have been DESTROYED since
Massachusetts began recognizing gay marriage. And quite a few people saw no point in marrying at all.

`The same was true before Massachusetts recognized same gender marriage, but that's irrelevant!!!!!11111!!!
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-10-12 11:59 PM
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10. HA! love the punchline ;) and it's true!
:bounce:


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tnlefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-09-12 02:41 PM
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3. Congrats and Best Wishes!!
:toast:
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