Barney Frank Calls Scalia a "Homophobe"

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank called Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia a "homophobe" in a recent interview with the gay news Web site 365gay.com.

    The Democratic lawmaker, who is gay, was discussing gay marriage and his expectation that the high court would some day be called upon to decide whether the Constitution allows the federal government to deny recognition to same-sex marriages.

    "I wouldn't want it to go to the United States Supreme Court now because that homophobe Antonin Scalia has too many votes on this current court," said Frank. The video of the interview is available online.

    Frank's office did not respond to a request Monday to expand on his remark. Scalia also had no comment.

    Scalia dissented from the court's ruling in 2003 that struck down state laws banning consensual sodomy. He has complained about judges, rather than elected officials, deciding questions of morality about which the Constitution is silent.

    Controversial topics like gay rights and abortion should not be in the hands of judges, he has said, calling on people to persuade their legislatures or amend the Constitution.

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    Barney Frank - What a fine example of respect and class.
     
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    Right of Center calls Frank ANNOYING, irksome and at best, a wart on the US Governments ass.
     
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    Barney can do that. He's a leftist goon and PC rules don't apply to him.

    Remember, to the PC-nutty left, free speech is limited to speech they like and approve of, from folks they like and approve of.

    No foul.
     
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    I wonder what would happen if Scalia called Frank a queer.
     
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    I had no idea Scallia was anti-gay.
     
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    And you still do not.
     
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    So it's true because Barney said so?
     
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    It's okay for Barney Frank to be a total idiot, but what about the people who voted for him???
     
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    I have no idea if it's true. We know so little about these people on the Supreme Court. They're the only people who actually create laws who we don't vote for. I think we need to vote for the people who are going to write laws for us obey.
     
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    Your statement indicated that you believed the Scalia was anti-gay.

    "I had no idea Scalia was anti-gay."
     
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