Rep. Barney Frank will marry his longtime partner, according to Capitol Hill sources.
The Massachusetts Democrat will wed Jim Ready this year, spokesman Harry Gural told Roll Call.
The couple will take their vows in Massachusetts. Gural would not say when they are planning to exchange vows.
Late last year, Frank, who is in his 16th term, announced he would not seek re-election.
Amid the tributes to Frank that came out after his decision to retire, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) became the first leader to mention his partner by name.
“Congressman Barney Frank is an exceptional legislator, a trusted adviser and confidante, and a champion for his district and his state,” she said. “We will miss his contributions to Congress and to the American people, and I wish him and Jim all the best in the future.”
Among Frank’s legacies in Congress, along with the Dodd-Frank financial reform law that bears his name, is his long-time advocacy for gay rights. He is a co-founder of the LGBT Equality Caucus.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.