Barney Frank is married. Congratulations to the couple, although my mind’s eye just stabbed itself with re-bar.—
Ls (@pettybooshwah) July 07, 2012
Representative Barney Frank today became the first sitting member of Congress to enter a same-sex marriage by marrying longtime partner Jim Ready in Newton, Mass. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick officiated at the ceremony.
About 300 attended the wedding, including quite a few political figures.
At barney frank wedding stakeout, Nancy Pelosi in the house.—
Tim McLaughlin (@MacMutual) July 07, 2012
Initial Twitter reaction was overwhelming positive.
My most sincere congrats & best wishes to the newlyweds, Barney Frank & Jim Ready. [really sincere, not sarcastic]—
(@YancyFaith) July 07, 2012
I'm not sure how I feel about Barney Frank's work in financial legislation, but I wish him and his partner a happy marriage.—
(@DMEdwards) July 08, 2012
Mass rep barney frank got married today… Its official, I'm going to die alone!—
James Fedas (@jjfedas) July 07, 2012
Those expecting a torrent of gay-bashing might have to settle for some light ribbing instead.
Barney Frank married Jim Ready, creating awkwardness every time someone at their barbecues asks, "who's ready for franks?"—
BC (@bsc9q) July 08, 2012