Tag Archives: Barney Frank

Barney Frank Joins Clinton Campaign

Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) has endorsed Hillary Clinton and joined her campaign as an economic advisor. Barney Frank: “Based on my work with her on issues involving discrimination, I am convinced that Hillary Clinton is the candidate best equipped to pass laws that will treat all Americans with dignity, fairness and equality, no matter who they are or who they …

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Editorial Support For Barney Frank

Both the New York Times and the Washington Post have published editorials in support of Barney Frank’s ENDA tactics. A couple of excerpts: WaPo: Many gay rights activists opposed the bill because the final version didn’t include protection for transgender people, including those who have changed their sex, who are living their lives as the other sex or who do …

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HomoQuotable – Rex Wockner

“As you know, the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed the GLB-only version of the Employment Nondiscrimination Act — the one that doesn’t include transgender people (the ‘T’ in GLBT). It was a major, historic moment in the U.S. fight for gay equality. But you’d never know it from the flurry of press releases that hit my inbox. The …

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Barney Frank: “You know what?
My Country Doesn’t Hate Me!”

HRC’s Back Story blog has the video of yesterday’s celebratory post-ENDA press conference. Choice quotes: Barney Frank: “Knowing the feeling of pride and support and vindication that many of us who are gay and lesbians feel, underlines the importance of our extending that to others who aren’t allowed to feel that today, and yet they are entitled to that same …

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ENDA Debate Video Recap

ABOVE LEFT: Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) angrily rips the Republicans for the attempt to kill the bill by recommitting it. If you only watch one of these clips, make it this one. ABOVE RIGHT: Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) on her t-inclusive amendment. ABOVE LEFT: Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks in favor of ENDA, just prior to the vote. ABOVE RIGHT: Rep. …

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Matt Foreman On Logo

Here’s the video of Matt Foreman’s Friday appearance on Logo to speak about ENDA and Barney Frank.

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ENDA Moves Out Of Committee

The trans-less version of ENDA passed its first legislative hurdle yesterday when the House Committee on Education and Labor voted 27-21 to approve the bill. Four Democrats, including presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich voted against the bill in protest of the removal of transgender protections, but with the votes of four gay-friendly Republicans, the measure passed. Republicans voting yes: Reps. Michael …

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Barney Frank Audio

Here’s the audio from Rep. Barney Frank’s appearance on the Michelangelo Signorile show on Friday. Frank’s position on ENDA marks the only time in recent memory that I’ve seriously disagreed with him. This issue notwithstanding, my respect for Frank remains deep. Download. Stream..

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Barney Frank To Discuss ENDA

Congressman Barney Frank will appear on the Michelangelo Signorile show today at 5:15pm (Eastern) to discuss the ENDA debacle. Tune in to Sirius OutQ, channel 109. Related: I’ve been working on an ENDA link farm because I can’t post or react to the avalanche of ENDA-related news items and opinion pieces. But I see Andy Towle has beaten to me …

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HRC Refuses To Sign Letter Demanding Trans-Inclusive ENDA

Reflecting the disunity I spoke of in the post below, 12 LGBT rights groups have signed onto a letter decrying the removal of transgenders from ENDA, including the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF), the National Center for Transgender Equality, the Empire State Pride Agenda, Lambda Legal, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, P-FLAG, the National Stonewall Democrats, and …

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Craig Likely To Resign Today

GOP insiders are leaking news of Sen. Larry Craig’s probable resignation today. Several prominent Republicans have called for Craig to resign, but the RNC has held off doing the same so far, hoping that Craig would take the step on his own. Barney Frank, who’s had his own run with sexual scandal, said earlier this week that Craig should not …

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Baldwin & Barney: Stop Killing Of LGBT Iraqis

Openly gay reps Tammy Baldwin and Barney Frank have written to Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, demanding an inquiry into the abuse and murder of LGBT people in Iraq. The full text of the letter is here. Islamic militias continue to abuct Iraqis suspected of being gay, often leaving their battered corpses for their families to find. In April, the …

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