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Just Married: Congratulations to Rep. Barney Frank!

Just Married: Congratulations to Rep. Barney Frank!

 

U.S. House Rep Barney Frank on Saturday married his longterm partner in a service officiated by Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick.

Reports the AP:

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.

According to reports, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi also attended the event as well as Senator John Kerry and Frank’s fellow House colleagues, Representatives Dennis J. Kucinich and Steny H. Hoyer.

Frank is believed to be the first sitting US congressperson to marry a same-sex partner.

The New York Times has a lovely write up of the day and the history of how the two met. You can read the full piece here, but it offers us the following insight into the pair’s vows:

And in vows written by the couple, Mr. Frank and Mr. Ready pledged to love each other “on MSNBC or on Fox” and “in Congress or in retirement,” a reference to Mr. Frank’s decision not to seek another term.

And also this from Nancy Pelosi:

Ms. Pelosi said at the reception on Saturday that it was appropriate that a landmark same-sex wedding take place around the Fourth of July. “It’s about expanding freedom,” she said. “This opportunity was a long time coming.”

Frank has made it known that he actually hopes to marry Ready twice. The couple would like to hold a ceremony in Ready’s home state of Maine next year too, that is if Maine legalizes marriage equality at the ballot this November.

And what a wedding gift that would be.

Congratulations to Barney and Jim!

 

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12:02PM PDT on Sep 26, 2012

When are the people who call themselves christian, conservative, republican etc. going to realise they are never going to win? Losers ..... all of them. They are the ones that make the world a horrible place to live.

9:44AM PDT on Jul 12, 2012

As a man in a very long term relationship with a woman I love but without the "benefit of clergy" I have no axe to grind. However, I don't see how gay marriage is a threat to anyone. I don't believe that a clergyman should be forced to compromise his beliefs (no matter how much I disagree with them). I also believe that his beliefs should not be inflicted on anyone else. There are too many constraints wished on us by the "offended minority". They want us to conform to their ideals no matter the consequences.

5:12AM PDT on Jul 12, 2012

Congratulations to Frank & thanks for his wonderful Public Service.

"For the Family" - not really, sir, because you aren't talking about ALL families.

8:54AM PDT on Jul 11, 2012

What I like is a politician who is honest about who he is and what he believes in. Congrat to Barney Frank and his new partner.

8:20AM PDT on Jul 11, 2012

Hey Kut.
I just just realized that where your little rant came from. Either you are Eugene Delgaudio, or you just like to copy and paste. The text from your comment is a direct copy of his letter he sent out begging for $10 donations so he can fight the evil gay people. Just so people know, he actually does little for his cause other than collect donations and write email and letters.

I will listen to others opinions, but please if you are simply quoting someone, at the very least give them credit (or blame) when appropriate.

12:24AM PDT on Jul 11, 2012

Hey Kute,
Have you noticed that most proposed legislation in recent years concerning same sex marriage has been to oppose it, not endorse it. Calling it the Radical Homosexual Agenda, is...well just radical. We have state after state passing amendments to their constitutions that actually condone discrimination against a small minority. What EXACTLY is it that you think two men being able to marry is going to cause harm to others. You don't have to do, you don't even have to send a congratulations card. Why are you so afraid. Part of our key values in this great nation is supposed to be the freedom of religion. That means freedom to believe what we believe without having others impose their beliefs on us. I believe I should be allowed to marry who ever I wish. I also believe you don't have to like it. By the way, marriage is not always a religious institution as many seem to think. Many people get married without the mention of God, or a preacher. If a particular church chooses not to perform a marriage that is fine, but don't force your beliefs on others. Hitler tried to force people to only believe how he believed, and we saw what happened, He also didn't like gays. You are in very bad company Kute.

5:14PM PDT on Jul 10, 2012

On July 7, Barney Frank shocked the nation by becoming the first Congressman in history to enter into a homosexual “marriage.”

It is just outrageous my friend.

The timing of this insult to American values is not coincidental.

With Obama’s recent public endorsement of homosexual “marriage,” the Homosexual Lobby and their allies in government are pushing hard to pass the Offense of Marriage Act before this year is over.

The “wedding” was officiated by the governor of Massachusetts and attended by Nancy Pelosi and John Kerry -- all key elected allies of the radical Homosexual Agenda.

The radical homosexuals and their agents are desperate to pass as many pieces of radical legislation as they can before the elections shake things up.

Frank's "marriage" to Mr. Jim Ready was a calculated move to forward the homosexual "marriage" agenda while undermining the Defense of Marriage Act.

This will likely be the most dangerous year the American Family has ever faced.

It is up to you and me to make sure that their dream of national homosexual “marriage” never comes true.

For the Family,

5:14PM PDT on Jul 10, 2012

On July 7, Barney Frank shocked the nation by becoming the first Congressman in history to enter into a homosexual “marriage.”

It is just outrageous my friend.

The timing of this insult to American values is not coincidental.

With Obama’s recent public endorsement of homosexual “marriage,” the Homosexual Lobby and their allies in government are pushing hard to pass the Offense of Marriage Act before this year is over.

The “wedding” was officiated by the governor of Massachusetts and attended by Nancy Pelosi and John Kerry -- all key elected allies of the radical Homosexual Agenda.

The radical homosexuals and their agents are desperate to pass as many pieces of radical legislation as they can before the elections shake things up.

Frank's "marriage" to Mr. Jim Ready was a calculated move to forward the homosexual "marriage" agenda while undermining the Defense of Marriage Act.

This will likely be the most dangerous year the American Family has ever faced.

It is up to you and me to make sure that their dream of national homosexual “marriage” never comes true.

For the Family,

11:51PM PDT on Jul 9, 2012

I personally have no problem with these two getting married. I have to say that I laughed when I read the vows. What really gets me is the 30 year age difference between them. (People give me static when there's even a 10 year age difference between myself and the woman I'm dating.) Do I think that in any way invalidates their relationship? Of course not.

8:47PM PDT on Jul 9, 2012

Don't care about his sexual orientation one way or the other- that's a sideshow. Just audit the fed already!

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