Congressman Barney Frank marries longtime partner from Maine

NEWTON, Mass. — U.S. Rep. Barney Frank has tied the knot with his longtime partner in a ceremony officiated by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.

Barney Frank, Jim Ready
AP Photo/Fotique, Jaime E. Connolly

This undated image provided by Fotique shows U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., left, and Jim Ready posing at their wedding reception Saturday July 7, 2012. Frank married his longtime partner in a ceremony officiated by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick in Newton, Mass. Saturday. 

Frank spokesman Harry Gural says the 72-year-old congressman married 42-year-old Jim Ready in a Saturday evening wedding at the Boston Marriott hotel in Newton. Gural says more than 300 friends, family and colleagues attended.

Frank, a Democrat who is retiring after more than three decades in office, represents the 4th Congressional District in southeastern Massachusetts.

Ready, of Ogunquit, Maine, has a small business doing custom awnings, carpentry, painting, welding and other general handyman services. He's also a photographer.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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PAUL ST JEAN's picture

"It is unclear here as to who

"It is unclear here as to who is the husband and who is the wife", bemoaned the perplexed parrot.

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I thought people from Maine were smarter than that. SICK!!!!!!!!!!!

JOANNE MOORE's picture

The only thing sick... your comment. Love knows no bounds and if two people get married and are happy, whose business is it for anyone to make snide remarks. I for one am ashamed that there are so many yahoos from Maine who will agree with you. That does not make them right, just obnoxious.

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Congratulations Harry and

Congratulations Harry and Jim!!! So happy for you!!!!!

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If a cat had kittens in the

If a cat had kittens in the oven that doesn't make them biscuits.


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