by Bargis Tryhol on 07/07/12 at 6:48 pmBoston, MA – (SatireWorld.com)
Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank tied the knot with his longtime partner Jim Ready on Saturday. The 72-year-old congressman tried to keep the details of the private ceremony under wraps, but managed to drop enough clues to tip off the media.
Governor Patrick officiated the wedding.
Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Al Green, Rep. Jim McGovern, and others were seen arriving at the Newton Marriott Saturday evening. President Obama sent his regrets, but did send a wedding gift which some say is a super large size tube of Presidential K-Y Jelly, the type of which Obama has been using regularly on the American people since January 2009.
“This is an opportunity for them to do what so many others have been free to do for years and years in this country, even though it makes most people puke,” Rep. Al Green told WBZ-TV.
Ready, 42, lives in Ogunquit, Maine and runs a small business that does custom awnings, carpentry, painting, welding and other services; he is also a photographer. He denies being ‘queer’ and claims he just likes the fun of it all.
Rep. Frank, a Democrat, has represented the Fourth District of Massachusetts in the United States Congress since 1981, and he previously served in the Massachusetts House for eight years. His term wasn’t without scandal including a public dust-up about young congressional pages and sexual favors, an intimate relationship with a gay member of Fannie Mae (an organization that he over saw as a committee chairman), and having a boyfriend who lived with him that ran a male prostitution ring from the congressman’s Boston home.
Frank is retiring after this term. Friends say it’s a new chapter for the congressman and they say they hope the congressman has a few little ones.
“This is just a day to celebrate. This is a wonderful marriage, two great people. I’m just thrilled to be here and I want sloppy seconds! Oh, just kidding Barney,” Rep. McGovern said as other invitees laughed.
Davor Baptist Church minister Avary Phelps promised all parishioners in advance that the chapel will be vigorously cleaned and sanitized before Sunday services.