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Democratic icon Barney Frank on Congress, gay rights and partisan echo chambers

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The highest profile openly gay member of Congress retired in 2013 after 32 years, leaving a legacy of legislation on financial reform as well as changes in perceptions and laws about homosexuality.
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TRAILER: ‘Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank’

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The film, “Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank,” premieres on April 27 at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. ...

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Barney Frank passed over as interim U.S. Senator

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Barney FrankFile photo by Michael Key, Washington Blade
The governor of Massachusetts on Wednesday announced his choice for the interim replacement for outgoing Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) — and it’s not the gay former U.S. House member who was publicly lobbying for the position. ...

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Barney Frank asks for U.S. Senate appointment

Friday, January 4, 2013
Barney Frank
One day out of retirement as a member of the U.S. House, Barney Frank said Friday that he has asked Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick to appoint him as the interim senator to replace John Kerry, who is expected to be ...

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Barney Frank comes out in opposition to Hagel nomination

Monday, December 31, 2012
Barney FrankFile photo by Michael Key, Washington Blade
Retiring gay Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) announced on Monday that he strongly opposes the nomination of Chuck Hagel as defense secretary based on the former senator’s 1998 anti-gay comments and record on LGBT issues. ...

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Joe Kennedy III wins seat held by retiring congressman Barney Frank

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Joe Kennedy III
BOSTON -- The American first family of Democratic politics is back in national prominence as the 32-year-old grandson of the slain New York Senator Robert Kennedy has been elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for Massachusetts' 4th Congressional District. ...

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Barney Frank on Mitt Romney: ‘Willing to trash minority groups for political advancement’

Thursday, September 27, 2012
In a new video for the "Mitt Gets Worse" campaign, retiring U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) speaks about his experiences with Mitt Romney and gives his opinion on how Mitt would "get worse" is elected President. ...

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Barney Frank opposes gay candidate for U.S. House because he’s a Republican

Friday, September 14, 2012
Richard Tisei
BOSTON, Mass. -- Retiring U.S. Representative Barney Frank (D-Mass.) says will not support the election of another openly gay man running for his seat because the congressional hopeful, Richard Tisei, is a Republican. ...

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Barney Frank slams gay Republicans for ‘willing to be accepted with no rights’

Thursday, September 6, 2012
U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Openly gay U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), speaking at an LGBT caucus meeting at the Democratic Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday slammed gay Republicans for supporting the GOP even as their party works to deny rights ...

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Democratic platform committee hears marriage equality testimony

Saturday, July 28, 2012
The fight to include a marriage equality plank in the 2012 Democratic Party platform is heating up as one LGBT advocate drew on support from Democratic governors and the late Sen. Ted Kennedy in testimony urging platform committee members to ...

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