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.