US Rep. Barney Frank marries longtime partner
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US Rep. Barney Frank marries longtime partner

Ceremony officiated by the governor of Massachusetts, which in 2004 became the first American state to offer same-sex marriage

US Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., left, and Jim Ready posing at their wedding reception Saturday July 7, 2012. Frank married his longtime partner in a ceremony officiated by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick in Newton, Mass. Saturday. (photo credit: AP Photo/Fotique, Jaime E. Connolly)
US Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., left, and Jim Ready posing at their wedding reception Saturday July 7, 2012. Frank married his longtime partner in a ceremony officiated by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick in Newton, Mass. Saturday. (photo credit: AP Photo/Fotique, Jaime E. Connolly)

NEWTON, Massachusetts (AP) — US Rep. Barney Frank has tied the knot with his longtime partner in a ceremony officiated by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.

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.

Frank, a Democrat who is retiring after more than three decades in office, represents the 4th Congressional District in southeastern Massachusetts.

Ready, of Ogunquit, Maine, has a small business doing custom awnings, carpentry, painting, welding and other general handyman services. He’s also a photographer.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press

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