Barney Frank Married His Long Time Partner on Saturday
BARNEY FRANK made history 25 years ago when he became the first member of Congress to VOLUNTARILY come out of the closet. And on Saturday he made history again, becoming the first Congressman to get GAY MARRIED. (Barney came out in 1987. A guy named Gerry Stubbs came out in 1983, but he was forced out due to a sex scandal.)
Barney got hitched to his boyfriend of five years, Jim Ready, in a ceremony in Newton, Massachusetts. Frank is 72, and Ready is 42. In their vows, they promised to love each other, "on MSNBC or on Fox. In Congress or in retirement." John Kerry, Dennis Kucinich and Nancy Pelosi were among the guests.