Mazel Tov! Rep. Barney Frank to marry longtime partner

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 In this Nov. 2, 2010 file photo, Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., right, thanks his partner Jim Ready at a party in Newton, Mass., after Frank won re-election in the 4th Congressional District.
In this Nov. 2, 2010 file photo, Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., right, thanks his partner Jim Ready at a party in Newton, Mass., after Frank won re-election in the 4th Congressional District.
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Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), a frequent and welcomed guest on The Ed Show, plans to marry his longtime partner Jim Ready of Maine.

A spokesman for Frank, 71, confirmed today that the congressman’s wedding will be held in Massachusetts, but said no date had been set.  

Elected to the House in 1980, Frank was one of the first openly gay politicians to serve in office at a national level in the United States.

Massachusetts was the first state to legalize same-sex marriage in 2004. 

Mazel Tov! Rep. Barney Frank to marry longtime partner

Updated