Barney Frank Marries Jim Ready
Submitted by Cheston Catalano
Barney Frank was the first Member of Congress to come out as gay and the first sitting member to be joined in a same-sex marriage.
“As you might imagine, at the request of the congressman, this service will be short and to the point,” said Governor Deval Patrick.
Patrick then asked the couple whether they would love each other “under the Democrats or the Republicans, whether the slopes are powdery or icy, whether the book reviews are good or bad, for better or for worse, on MSNBC or on Fox.”
While reporters were not allowed into the Marriott Newton, where the ceremony was held, a statement from Frank spokesman Harry Gural said the couple were married at about 6:30 p.m. in front of some 300 guests.