Rep. Barney Frank to marry partner Jim Ready
Frank is retiring from Congress after this year. He's held his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1980 and was one of the first public federal figures to come out of the closet.
Unfortunately, due to the Defense of Marriage Act, while Frank and Ready's marriage will be recognized by the state of Massachusetts, it does not have been recognized by any other states where gay marriage is not yet legal.
But congratulations to Frank and Ready nonetheless.