U.S. Representative Barney Frank has married his longtime partner, Jim Ready, becoming the first member of Congress to enter into a same-sex marriage.
The governor of the northeastern state of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, married the two in a ceremony late Saturday attended by some 300 guests.
Frank, a Democrat, is retiring after more than three decades in office. He has served in the House since 1981 as an openly-gay politician.
His new 42-year-old spouse is 30 years younger than Frank. Ready owns a small handyman business.
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