Sunday, July 8, 2012

Congressman Frank & Jim Ready Marry

Well it’s finally official. Congressman Barney Frank & Jim Ready married Saturday in Newton, Massachusetts. The wedding was officiated by Governor Deval Patrick. “As you might imagine, at the request of the congressman, this service will be short & to the point,” said Governor Patrick. Deval 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.” There were 300 guests. Frank has served in Congress since 1981 & was the first openly gay member of Congress. He is not seeking another term. Before elected to Congress, he served 8 years in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He is the first gay member of Congress to be legally married. Gay Marriage has been legal in Massachusetts since 2004. Jim Ready lives in Ogunquit, Maine & works as a photographer & also runs a small business that does custom awnings, carpentry, painting, welding & other services. They met in November 2005 at a LGBT political fund-raiser in Ogunquit in support of ENDA. Guests included US Senator John F. Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat; House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California; Congressman John F. Tierney, a Salem, MA Democrat; US Representative Rosa DeLauro, a Connecticut Democrat; & US Representative Al Green, a Texas Democrat who served with Frank on the House Financial Services Committee. Obama was not invited because of the security he would require. Congrats Barney & Jim!!
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