Rep. Barney Frank Becomes First Gay Member Of Congress To Marry
Today Rep. Barney Frank made history when he became the first openly gay sitting member of Congress to marry.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick officiated the ceremony and added some levity by saying Frank, 72, and Ready, 42, had vowed to love each other through Democratic and Republican administrations alike, and even through appearances on Fox News, according to Al Green, a Democratic congressman from Texas. "Barney was beaming," said Green, who attended the ceremony. He added that Frank, a champion of gay rights and the sweeping reform of Wall Street, shed a tear during the ceremony. After exchanging their vows, Frank and Ready embraced each other, Green said. "It was no different than any other wedding I've attended when you have two people who are in love with each other," Green said.Frank will retire at the end of this, his sixteenth term in office. The wedding was attended by top Democrats, including former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.