Tag Archives: Barney Frank

Democratic convention: ‘A home for ourselves’

The Democratic National Convention had its controversies this week, including a few boos for Barney Frank, but LGBT delegates and audiences saw a much friendlier atmosphere for their issues and concerns than at the Republican National Convention.

House committee holds hearing on bill to allow discrimination based on ‘religious’ and ‘moral’ beliefs

Rep. Elijah Cummings said he couldn't imagine "a more inappropriate day to hold" a hearing on a bill seeking to allow discrimination against LGBT people. The House committee hearing, on the one-month anniversary of the Orlando nightclub shooting, featured the

Key mid-term race to watch is the Kentucky senate, where prospects for ENDA could hinge on McConnell

Most of the pundits are saying Republicans will take over the U.S. Senate and keep the House in the November 4 elections. If they’re right –and there is some room for doubt—the Employment Non-Discrimination Act will likely have to undergo

Speed Read: Win, loss, stunning upset

The Seventh Circuit has asked for briefs be submitted today on Wisconsin's request for an emergency stay of a federal district court ruling striking down the state's ban on same-sex couples marrying. The candidate who pulled off a stunning upset

Speed Read: ‘Raw nerves’ over book

Openly lesbian Massachusetts attorney general candidate Maura Healey racked up a string of endorsements recently from women’s PACS: EMILY’s List, Women’s Campaign Fund, Feminist Majority, and Barbara Lee. But openly gay Republican candidate for the U.S. House out of San

Speed Read: Wednesday 4 December 2013

Barney Frank's supporting openly gay Rep. Mike Michaud for governor of Maine. Openly gay D.C. Councilman David Catania is considering a run for mayor of Washington, D.C. Olympic skater Johnny Weir apologizes for calling anti-Russia activists "idiots." And more....

Speed Read: Friday 22 November 2013

A think tank reports makes the case that Congress needs to broaden the definition of who can use the Family Medical Leave Act. Log Cabin Republican head says Republican goodwill is lost in Democrat "power-grab" to curtail filibusters. Attorneys General

LGBT groups split on Hagel as Secretary of Defense nominee

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin said that she wants to see whether Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel’s apology for anti-gay remarks 14 years ago is “sincere and sufficient.” But former U.S. Rep. Barney Frank said his opinion of Hagel has gone

Scalia: The reasonable and the absurd. Part 1: A tiny call for recusal despite a widespread presumption of bias

There was a tiny outcry in December for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to recuse himself from deliberating on the two marriage-related cases before the high court this session. It erupted mostly from liberal political bloggers after Associated Press

Frank: may get interim Senate vacancy

It’s just a rumor at this point, but it’s one that makes a lot of sense and one that could require a careful adjustment to the LGBT history books.