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Outspoken gay former Congressman Barney Frank was in San Francisco this week and told a gathering of the Commonwealth Club that while he won’t consider a presidential run, he predicted the U.S. could have a gay president in 20 years.
It is a bittersweet day for the Massachusetts Democrat. Thirty-two years earlier, he was sworn in as the representative for Massachusetts’s 4th District.
Liberal groups have launched twin online petitions aimed at pressuring Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to temporarily name former Congressman Barney Frank to Sen. John Kerry’s seat if Kerry is confirmed as secretary of state.
Although Barney Frank has only been out of Congress for a single day, he said he told Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick that he wants to be interim senator when Sen. John Kerry leaves to become secretary of state.
Even in retirement, Barney Frank promises to antagonize the right wing: he has already sent his agent two book proposals, one offering a recipe for future liberal success and the other a "semi-memoir" about the history of the gay rights movement.
Richard Tisei, an out-Republican running for Congress in Massachusetts, has come under fire by conservatives for being too liberal, especially regarding gay marriage, as well as by Democrats like retiring Mass. Rep. Barney Frank.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Barney Frank is arguing that the election of Republican congressional hopeful Richard Tisei would set back efforts to expand gay rights - even though both Frank and Tisei are openly gay.
Not only was Mr. Frank kind enough to share his thoughts on LGBT youth in America, we also had a chance to talk about his landmark coming out process as a member of the House of Representatives.
Barney Frank, the outspoken congressman from Massachusetts, wed his long-time boyfriend Jim Ready in a ceremony presided over by Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick
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