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Rep. Barney Frank To Retire In 2012

By Zack Ford  

"Rep. Barney Frank To Retire In 2012"

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CNN has confirmed that after serving 16 terms, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) will not seek reelection in 2012. Frank has been a leader on LGBT issues such as the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. He was also the first member of Congress to ever come out as gay voluntarily and co-founded the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus. Upon hearing the news on Twitter, Daily Caller reporter Matthew Boyle seized the opportunity to go straight after Frank’s sexual orientation, claiming, “he’s going to spend more time at home with his boyfriend.”

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A classic Barney Frank moment as he confronts a constituent who compared President Obama to Adolf Hitler:

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Joe.My.God. highlights a response from GOProud’s Chris Barron: “Barney Frank was and is a total embarrassment to average gay people. He won’t be missed.”

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