Congratulations are in order for congressman Barney Frank who married his partner James Ready this past Saturday in Massachusetts. Gov Deval Patrick presided over the ceremony which makes Congressman Frank the first member of congress to be in a same-sex marriage.
"Barney Frank wed his longtime partner, James Ready, on Saturday, becoming the first sitting congressman to enter into a same-sex marriage. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick officiated the ceremony and added some levity by saying Frank, 72, and Ready, …"
Although not federally recognized, the marriage between Barney Frank and James Ready sets a wonderful precedence.