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Rep. Barney Frank marries longtime partner

 U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass. left) Jim Ready an undated photo.  |  Jaime E. Connolly~Fotique viAP

U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass., left) and Jim Ready in an undated photo. | Jaime E. Connolly~Fotique via AP

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NEWTON, Mass. — U.S. Rep. Barney Frank has tied the knot with his longtime partner in a ceremony officiated by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.

The 72-year-old congressman married 42-year-old Jim Ready in a Saturday evening wedding at the Boston Marriott hotel in Newton, said Harry Gural, Frank’s spokesman. More than 300 friends, family and colleagues attended, Gural said.

Frank, a Democrat who is retiring after more than three decades in office, represents the 4th Congressional District in southeastern Massachusetts.

Ready, of Ogunquit, Maine, has a small business doing custom awnings, carpentry, painting, welding and other general handyman services. He’s also a photographer.

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