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Barney Frank Won’t Let Anyone Ruin His Wedding

Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee Massachussetts Representative Barney Frank bangs his gavel during a hearing on the Lehman Brothers collapse with US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board Ben Bernanke and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Mary Schapiro on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, April 20, 2010. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Singing along to “Shout”? Photo: SAUL LOEB/2010 AFP

Barney Frank is looking forward to his wedding this summer. Not just for the symbolic import of it. (Frank will become the first sitting member of Congress married to someone of the same gender.) Frank wants to have a damn good time celebrating the thing, and he’s not going to let anything or anyone stand in his way, no matter how much veto power the snubbed guest might have. Frank, who’s a lame duck congressman, on C-Span this weekend:


Just as important as fighting for his right to marry, Barney Frank will fight for his right to party.

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