Topics :: Barney Frank
By Michael K. Lavers | Wednesday Mar 30, 2011
Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank announced on Wednesday, March 30, he plans to reintroduce the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act. It is highly unlikely the GOP-controlled House will pass the measure during this Congress, but Frank stressed activists need to start laying the groundwork for its passage now.
By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Dec 22, 2010
Openly gay Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts has a tongue as sharp as his wit--and he’s been giving, and taking, some heated political fire in recent days.
By Joe Siegel | Thursday Nov 11, 2010
Congressman Barney Frank [D-Mass.] and Marriage Equality Rhode Island founding member Jenn Steinfeld were among those honored at Equity Action’s annual awards ceremony in Providence on Wednesday, Nov. 10.
By Eric Salsberg | Saturday Sep 25, 2010
In a sign of how deep the anti-incumbancy feelings goes, Bill Clinton is coming to Massachusetts to buttress the candidacy of out-gay congressman Barney Frank -- one of the most powerful people on the Hill.
By Lyle Moran | Tuesday Sep 7, 2010
Questioned at a town hall last year about the "Nazi policy" of health care reform, Frank told the speaker who made the comment that talking to her was "like arguing with a dining room table." Fast forward to this year, the questioner, Rachel Brown, is challenging the 15-term Democrat’s re-election bid.
By Michael K. Lavers | Monday Aug 2, 2010
Written at 10:23 a.m. while sitting on the porch in Ocean Beach.
Friday Apr 16, 2010
Rep. Heath Shuler is denying a report that he heard racial slurs yelled from a crowd of angry health care protesters outside the U.S. Capitol, but Shuler told the AP that he did hear slurs against openly gay Rep. Barney Frank.
By Stephanie Reitz | Wednesday Feb 17, 2010
Openly gay Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank told an audience that he believes a clear shift began under Republican Newt Gingrich’s tenure as House speaker in the second half of the 1990s.
By Kilian Melloy | Friday Dec 11, 2009
As matters stand in Congress right now, the Respect for Marriage Act--which would trump the anti-gay "Defense of Marriage" Act from 1996--lacks the support it needs to pass.
By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Nov 12, 2009
Congressional Democrats looking to repeal the military’s ban on openly gay troops are planning a possible amendment to a Department of Defense appropriations bill, possibly as early as next year.