If he and Michelle wanted to come, I would be delighted and honored to have him, but he will bring the Secret Service, and I know you people have been at events with the secret service. We’re having this in the city I live in, in Newton, Massachusetts, on a Saturday afternoon. I don’t want to be accused of having shut down the entire region for a five-mile radius on a holiday weekend. I don’t want my guests going through a magnetometer. I would be flattered to have the president do that, but it would ruin the party to have the Secret Service. I’m not critical of them, but they can go take their layered protection of the president somewhere else.


Barney frank, U.S. Representative for Massachusetts's 4th congressional district, comments on his same-sex marriage ceremony, and why he would not be inviting the President Obama.