The former Massachusetts Congressman said in a radio interview Monday that anti-gay Americans have been “repudiated” in this country. Frank said they are now taking their anti-gay messages to countries like Uganda, which recently passed a law making homosexuality a crime punishable by life in prison in some instances.
“A lot of what we do is wholly irrelevant to our major military threat right now,” Frank says.
“I wonder how the right wing in America feels about being aligned with al-Qaeda.”
Out gay Massachusetts State Rep. Carl Sciortino launched his congressional campaign Friday for the House seat currently held by Rep. Ed Markey. Markey still is in the House, though, and his election isn’t until June.
Deval Patrick never wanted the fuss.
Three more months of Barney Frank in public office is a win for everybody. Here’s why.
“I called the governor and said I think I can be a help in reaching a fair solution to some of these issues,” Frank said Friday. The appointment would be temporary, until a special election can be held.
“I cannot think of any other minority group in the U.S. today where such a negative statement and action made in 1998 would not be an obstacle to a major Presidential appointment,” Barney Frank says.
Sen. John Kerry will be nominated Secretary of State, the White House confirmed Friday; if he’s confirmed, there will be a special election. LGBT advocates back the notion, with one saying it would be “a capstone to a remarkable career in Washington.”
Neither the Congress nor the White House have taken action on a law to stop anti-LGBT job discrimination or an executive order to ban contractors from doing so. Sen. Jeff Merkley and Rep. Jared Polis plan a new push.
Barney Frank (D-Mass), who is retiring in January after more than three decades in Congress, sat down with the Washington Post for a short, reflective exit interview.
An ugly California contest.Latest pro-Sherman mailer uses liberal icon backers of Berman as part of attack.
The retiring Congressman was giving his thoughts on his marijuana legalization tonight on CNN.
Frank: “It is a good thing for Republicans to try to influence other Republicans to be supportive of LGBT rights. The problem is when they pretend to be successful when they haven’t been.”
Politicians, media figures and celebrities in their natural habitat…a political convention. I shot some candid (ie, terrible) photos of the famous and the powerful at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.
Frank throws out the prepared text and delivers a brutal assault on the Republican nominee.
“I am … inclined to think that they’re called the Log Cabin club because their role model is Uncle Tom,” out gay Rep. Barney Frank said. LGBT organizations distance themselves from the remarks.
Rep. Jared Polis asked the country to “respect my relationship with my partner, Marlon, and my role as a father to our son.” Polis talked about “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and same-sex couples’ marriages tonight.
Rachel Brown is running for Frank’s seat again, but doesn’t have him to kick around anymore.
After an internal debate, Democrats plan to formalize their position in the party platform. A move Obama’s shift made possible.
The Massachusetts lawmaker told a married lesbian couple testifying in Minneapolis today that “he supported [their] cause.” The couple was asking Democrats to formally support marriage equality in the party platform.
The first openly gay Congressman is now the first congressman in a same-sex marriage. In their July 7 wedding in Boston, the grooms wore tuxedos and participated in a short, personal ceremony. Attendees included Sen. John Kerry, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, and the ceremony was officiated by Massachusetts Gov. Deval L. Patrick.
Former Rep. Barney Frank, 71, announced today that he will be marrying his longtime boyfriend Jim Ready, 42.
Is it chilly inside the Capitol? Because when soon-to-be former Congressman Barney Frank took to the House floor this afternoon, I couldn’t help but notice that he seemed to be lacking some, uh, support—and not the political kind. Some screenshots, below.
A libertarian Republican seeking his party’s nomination for president and one of the most liberal members of the Democratic caucus seek to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. Probably won’t get out of committee, however.
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Barney Frank gets asked if gay and straight soldiers should be required to shower together by some goof from some Christian television network. The horror!!
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Barney Frank: “Ma’am, trying to have a conversation with you would be like trying to argue with a dining room table. I have no interest in doing it.” [Editor’s Note: The Internet works fast! Watch this for context. Then watch it again - it’s that good.]
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Lil’ O’Reilly is back this time taking on Barney Frank over the financial crisis. This kid really captures the essence of his much older doppleganger.
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US Congress Rep. Barney Frank proposes bill that, if passed, will radically curb federal penalties for personal marijuana use. The bill is titled the Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults Act of 2008, or HR 5843, and would be aimed at ending federal penalties for Americans carrying less than a quarter ounce. The bill comes at a time when general consensus has been reached that US drug laws are a misuse of valuable resources and disproportionately target Black Americans. Frank, a cigar-smoker, has indicated that if the bill is passed he will promptly switch to blunts…ahem, sorry, I mean not smoke marijuana anyway.
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