Rep. Barney Frank to marry longtime Maine partner

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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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.
Posted Jan. 26, 2012, at 12:52 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 26, 2012, at 1:27 p.m.
Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass.
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Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass.

WASHINGTON — Retiring Massachusetts congressman Barney Frank, a gay pioneer in Congress, plans to marry his longtime partner Jim Ready of Maine.

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

The Democrat announced last fall that he was retiring at the end of his 16th term.

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