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 7, 2012
@NancyPelosi you need to live tweet Barney Frank's wedding so we know who's in it.
— Hair (@SHannitysHair) July 8, 2012
Initial Twitter reaction was overwhelming positive.
Hooray for #BarneyFrank and congratulations!!!!! YAYAYAYAYAY!!!
— Martha Plimpton (@MarthaPlimpton) July 7, 2012
My most sincere congrats & best wishes to the newlyweds, Barney Frank & Jim Ready. [really sincere, not sarcastic]
— YancyFaith (@YancyFaith) July 7, 2012
— Tim Hwang (@timhwang) July 7, 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.
— Don Edwards (@DMEdwards) July 8, 2012
— Doug Mataconis (@dmataconis) July 8, 2012
@Talkmaster Barney Frank married his boyfriend today. Financial markets can relax now. They wont be getting screwed anymore
— Lovethatscience (@Lovethatscience) July 8, 2012
Gentlemen Barney Frank is off the Market as of approx. 6:30p this evening #thankgod
— Mike Demarest (@Mike_Demarest) July 7, 2012
Mass rep barney frank got married today… Its official, I'm going to die alone!
— James Fedas (@jjfedas) July 7, 2012
Those expecting a torrent of gay-bashing might have to settle for some light ribbing instead.
— baemy™ (@politicsofamy) July 8, 2012
— Eric Larson (@larsoneric50) July 8, 2012
Barney Frank married Jim Ready, creating awkwardness every time someone at their barbecues asks, "who's ready for franks?"
— BC (@theBCdaily) July 8, 2012