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Rosie O’Donnell and Michelle Rounds Tie the Knot
Talk show host Rosie O’Donnell and her partner Michelle Rounds quietly married in June in a private ceremony in New York reports People.com. The couple announced their engagement in December 2011 and had planned on an August 2012 wedding date. Rounds was diagnosed with desmoid tumors, a rare disease that affects three out of every million people, and the couple decided to move their wedding date up to June 9 before Rounds’ first surgery on June 14.
Rep. Barney Frank marries longtime partner, makes history again
Rep. Barney Frank on Saturday married his longtime partner Jim Ready, and became the first U.S. congressman to marry somebody of the same-sex. About 300 people, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Sen. John Kerry, attended the ceremony in Newton, Mass.