Rep. Barney Frank with his fiance Jim Ready in 2010. (Josh Reynolds/Associated Press)

Update, 2:30 p.m.: Some more details on Ready from Frank’s office. He lives in Ogunquit, Maine, where he has a business doing carpentry, custom awnings, painting, welding and other handyman work. They’ve been involved since the spring of 2007.

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