Congressman Barney Frank Weds Longtime Partner James Ready
On Saturday, Democratic Rep. Barney Frank, 72, exchanged vows with his longtime partner, James Ready, 42, and in doing so, made history by becoming the first sitting congressman to enter a same-sex marriage.
The Massachusetts nuptials were held at the Boston Marriott hotel and officiated by Gov. Deval Patrick. The soon-to-be-retired congressman exchanged vows with his groom, pledging to love each other “on MSNBC or on Fox” and “in Congress or in retirement,” in a short and sweet ceremony.
The grooms wore tuxedos by Joseph Abboud and their wedding bands were made of black diamonds set in tungsten, a material that Ready specifically selected. “It helps keep me grounded, after going to lunch with the president,” he said.
The wedding was witnessed by 300 close friends and colleagues, including Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the House minority leader, as well as Senator John Kerry and Reps. Dennis J. Kucinich and Steny H. Hoyer.
Photo: New York Times
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