Jim Ready and Rep. Barney Frank on Saturday.(Gretchen Ertl/NYT)

Each Monday, we choose the most interestingly Jewish announcement from that Sunday’s New York Times Weddings/Celebrations section. This week’s pick is as obvious as it is necessary: that of Jim Ready, a carpenter, and Barney Frank, a longtime U.S. congressman. It was specifically important to Frank, famously irascible, famously gay, and famously Jewish, that he be married while in office (he retires in six months). And Ready? He grew up in Massachusetts idolizing Frank, who was the first openly gay congressman (and now the first in a same-sex marriage). He was, well, ready. “In vows written by the couple,” reports the Times, “Mr. Frank and Mr. Ready pledged to love each other ‘on MSNBC or on Fox’ and ‘in Congress or in retirement.’” Mazel tov to the happy couple!

Barney Frank Weds Jim Ready [NYT]