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Op-Ed: Barney Frank Is Right, Immigration Reform Must Move Forward

by Guest Author ● 11:50 AM June 14, 2013

In this op-ed, MassEquality executive director Kara S. Suffredini writes: “We agree with Barney Frank that it is unconscionable that lawmakers committed to equality, commonsense and humane immigration policy were forced to make a false choice between protecting the rights of same-sex binational couples and passing comprehensive immigration reform.”

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Barney Frank Supports Immigration Bill Without LGBT Protections

by David Badash ● 4:35 PM May 22, 2013
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Recently-retired Congressman Barney Frank says he supports the immigration reform bill that does not contain protections for LGBT binational couples, which a Senate Committee passed yesterday.

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Barney Frank Receives Role Model Award, Offers Straight Talk About Being Gay

by David Badash ● 10:50 PM May 4, 2013
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Barney Frank, the outspoken former U.S. Congressman, speaking at the Equality Forum in Philadelphia tonight, had a few honest words about being gay.

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Breaking: Massachusetts Gov. Snubs Barney Frank, Replaces Kerry With Political Mentor

by David Badash ● 9:57 AM January 30, 2013

Massachusetts Democratic Governor Deval Patrick has replaced Senator John Kerry with his own political mentor, a partner in a politically connected law firm.

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Senator Barney Frank? He’s Ready, Willing, And Able.

by David Badash ● 10:27 AM January 4, 2013
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Barney Frank, whose 32-year career as a Congressman ended with his chosen retirement yesterday, says he’s willing to take Senator John Kerry’s seat temporarily until a special election is held.

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Watch: Barney Frank Slams Log Cabin Republicans For Endorsing Romney

by David Badash ● 3:55 PM October 23, 2012
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Saying he is “particularly appalled,” Barney Frank and Mitt Gets Worse teamed up to respond to the Log Cabin Republicans’ endorsement today of Mitt Romney.

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Bachmann’s Sleazy Ad Featuring Barney Frank Highlights Her Financial Ignorance

by David Badash ● 6:00 PM October 2, 2012
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Michele Bachmann just released a sleazy ad featuring Congressman Barney Frank, using news footage from October 20, 2008, the height of the global financial meltdown.

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Barney Frank Doubles Down, Defends Calling Gay GOP Group ‘Uncle Tom’

by David Badash ● 5:04 PM September 11, 2012
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Barney Frank has just released a lengthy, scathing statement defending comments in which he called gay GOP groups, especially the Log Cabin Republicans, “Uncle Tom.”

Civil Rights

Barney Frank Marries Long-Time Partner In Historic Same-Sex Marriage First

by David Badash ● 11:44 AM July 8, 2012
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Rep. Barney Frank yesterday married his long-time partner, James Ready, in the historic first same-sex marriage of a sitting member of the House of Representatives.

Legal Issues

Barney Frank Looks To Supreme Court After DOMA Ruled Unconstitutional

by David Badash ● 1:37 PM May 31, 2012

Barney Frank, commenting on today’s federal court ruling that again finds DOMA unconstitutional, suggests the Supreme Court should “add its support.”

Bigotry Watch

Barney Frank Caused Millions To Contract HIV/AIDS, Says Brian Fischer

by David Badash ● 11:53 AM November 30, 2011
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Congressman Barney Frank is the subject of a hate-filled screed by Bryan Fischer who suggested that Frank is responsible for millions of people contracting HIV/AIDS.

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Barney Frank: Gay Republican Groups Respond To Decision To Retire

by David Badash ● 11:54 AM November 28, 2011
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The two gay Republican organizations, the Log Cabin Republicans and GOProud weighed in on the news that Congressman Barney Frank is not going to seek re-election.

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Breaking: Barney Frank Will Not Seek Re-Election

by David Badash ● 10:44 AM November 28, 2011
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Congressman Barney Frank will not seek another term. Direct from Rep. Barney Frank’s office. This is a developing story. Stay tuned.

Don't Ask Don't Tell

DADT: Rep. Barney Frank’s Statement On Repeal Certification

by David Badash ● 10:00 AM July 23, 2011

Rep. Barney Frank on the news that DADT repeal certification has been signed.