Tag Archives: Barney Frank

Barney Frank: How Smart Is Congress?

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Barney Frank Slams Chuck Hagel

“Then-Senator Hagel’s aggressively bigoted opposition to President Clinton’s naming the first openly gay Ambassador in U.S. history was not, as Sen. Hagel now claims, an aberration. He voted consistently against fairness for LGBT people and there does not seem to be any evidence prior to his effort to become Secretary of Defense of any apology or retraction of his attack …

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Rep. Barney Frank: I Won’t Say “No” To Taking Interim Senate Appointment

Soon-to-be former Rep. Barney Frank says he wouldn’t turn down an appointment to be the interim replacement for Sen. John Kerry, who was formally nominated for Secretary of State on Friday. “The governor ought to be free to make whatever choices he makes. In Massachusetts, you’re talking about an interim, not a permanent appointment. I certainly would not take on …

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Barney Frank On Justice Antonin Scalia

“I was glad that he made clear what’s been obvious, that he’s just a flat out bigot. I’d previously said he was a homophobe. And Fox and the rightwing said, ‘Oh just because he’s not for same-sex marriage? And I said, ‘No, let me be very clear. That’s not it. This is a man who has said you should go …

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Barney Frank Slams Log Cabin Republicans For Their Endorsement Of Romney

That was fast.

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Barney Frank: Mitt Gets Worse

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Barney Frank Slams Romney’s Video

“Mitt Romney’s attack on the moral character of disabled veterans, elderly and disabled Social Security recipients, and hard-working Americans in low-wage jobs because they do not pay income taxes is especially galling given the great energy he has put into evading income taxes on his very high income. Many of those whom Mr. Romney impugns pay a significant portion of …

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Barney Frank Vs Homocons, Part 3

Rep. Barney Frank has endorsed the Democratic opponent of Massachusetts homocon House candidate Richard Tisei. Frank, who is backing fellow Democrat and incumbent Rep. John Tierney in the state’s closely watched 6th Congressional District race, said electing Tisei would ensure Republicans retain control of the U.S. House. That would effectively block any progress on gay rights legislation, Frank said Thursday …

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Barney Frank Vs Homocons, Part 2

Metro Weekly’s Justin Snow has the latest round of quotes. Rep. Barney Frank: “I am not surprised that members of the Log Cabin Republicans are offended by my comparing them to Uncle Tom. They are no more offended than I am by their campaigning in the name of LGBT rights to elect the candidate and party who diametrically oppose our …

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Quote Of The Day – Jerame Davis

“Barney Frank is a distinguished and honorable public servant. He has faced nearly 40 years of unspeakable hatred and persecution for being the most prominent and outspoken openly gay elected official in the country. Regardless of what he has to say about Log Cabin Republicans, the notion that they would suggest a man as brave and upstanding as Congressman Frank …

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Log Cabin Hits Back At Barney Frank

“As far as Log Cabin Republicans are concerned, it’s a badge of honor to be attacked by a partisan hack like Barney Frank. We understand that Barney has earned his protected place within the Democrat Party by being their attack dog on gay rights issues, demonizing Republicans and undermining efforts at bipartisanship that would actually improve LGBT Americans lives. We …

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Barney Frank & His Husband Jim At DNC

I just collared Rep. Barney Frank and his husband Jim on the DNC arena mezzanine. And I thanked Mr. Frank for his comments about Log Cabin, of course.

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Barney Frank Slams Log Cabin

“Frankly I’ve been appalled to see the Log Cabin club, in the face of this worse and worse record on public policy by Republicans on our issues. Mr. Cooper said, ‘Well at least they’re not saying bad things about us.’ That’s just extraordinary. Again, 30 years ago when we were emerging from the vice of prejudice, I understood that. But …

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CHARLOTTE: Top Politicos Address Second LGBT Caucus At Democratic Convention

A galaxy of the Democratic Party’s top stars literally waited in line outside the jammed LGBT Caucus ballroom today for a turn to address the overflow audience of activists, journalists, and delegates. Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who entered to chants of COR-REE COR-REE, sent reporters flying to their Twitter accounts when he broadly hinted that he’d be the one to …

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CHARLOTTE: Rep. Barney Frank Speaks At Second DNC LGBT Caucus

(Video by Gordon D. Smith)

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HomoQuotable – Andrew Tobias

“The Democratic Party under the leadership of Barack Obama has dramatically improved the lives of millions of lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual Americans and at no cost to anyone else. In college, I thought I was the only guy in the world who liked other guys. Later I found there was someone else like me, our 26-year-old resident tutor. He …

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Barney Frank: The Democratic Platform Draft Includes Support For Marriage

Chris Johnson has big news at the Washington Blade: The Democratic Party platform drafting committee approved on Sunday language endorsing same-sex marriage in addition to other pro-LGBT positions as part of the Democratic Party platform, according to two sources familiar with the drafting process. Retiring gay Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), who sits on the committee, told the Washington Blade on …

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Email Of The Day – Eugene Delgaudio

“Joe, On July 7, Barney Frank shocked the nation by becoming the first Congressman in history to enter into a homosexual ‘marriage’. It is just outrageous my friend. The timing of this insult to American values is not coincidental. With Obama’s recent public endorsement of homosexual ‘marriage,’ the Homosexual Lobby and their allies in government are pushing hard to pass …

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Rep. Barney Frank Becomes First Gay Member Of Congress To Marry

Today Rep. Barney Frank made history when he became the first openly gay sitting member of Congress to marry. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick officiated the ceremony and added some levity by saying Frank, 72, and Ready, 42, had vowed to love each other through Democratic and Republican administrations alike, and even through appearances on Fox News, according to Al Green, …

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Barney Frank Wants To Marry In Maine

Saying that he and his fiance would like to get married there too, after their Massachusetts ceremony, Rep. Barney Frank is urging Mainers to pass this November’s marriage equality bill. From the Bangor Daily News: U.S. Rep. Barney Frank said Saturday night during a talk in Portland he hopes to marry fiance and Ogunquit resident Jim Ready in Maine, calling …

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