(LifeSite) Barney Frank, the first open homosexual to serve in Congress, got “married” to his boyfriend this weekend in a five-minute service that counted among its attendees many putatively Catholic members of Congress.
Over the weekend Frank attended a ceremony with James Ready, a carpenter and welder from Ogunquit, Maine, who is 30 years his junior. Current Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick presided over the quickie procedure at a Marriott hotel in the Boston suburb of Newton.
The event – which was closed to the media – attracted many of Frank’s colleagues from politics, several of them Catholic, including former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Sen. John Kerry, and Rep. Dennis Kucinich. Other attendees included Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, Texas Democratic Congressman Al Green, and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, whose daughter recently came out of the closet.