Congressman Barney Frank is Engaged

Barney Frank, the most prominent gay politician in the US, has confirmed that he'll be marrying his longtime partner after he retires from public service at the end of his current term. Since marriage has a one-in, one-out policy, this of course means that a straight couple in Massachusetts must now divorce.

Rep. Frank has represented Massachusetts in the House of Representatives since 1981, and came out as gay in 1987. He and his partner, a surfing enthusiast named Jim Ready, will marry at a date to be determined.

Congrats, you two crazy lovebirds!

Mass Rep Barney Frank to marry longtime partner [NECN]