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Barney Frank Verbally Bitchslaps Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

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“I was glad that he made clear what’s been obvious, that he’s just a flat out bigot.

I’d previously said he was a homophobe. And Fox and the rightwing said, ‘Oh just because he’s not for same-sex marriage? And I said, ‘No, let me be very clear. That’s not it. This is a man who has said you should go to prison for having sex.’ It was an extraordinarily abusive sentiment and it was dead wrong.

And, by the way, for a guy who is supposed to be so smart — quite stupid.This young man said to him, ‘Why do you compare sodomy to murder?’ And he said, ‘Well because I have a right to say if I think something is immoral.’ Well the question wasn’t about his right. The question was, By what morality is expressing your love for someone in a physical way equivalent to killing that person? It makes it clear that the man is an unreconstructed bigot, and given that you have a bigot on the Supreme Court like that, it is useful to know.” – Rep. Barney Frank

Barney Frank, and Bernie Sanders, are what all Congressmen should aspire to. They don’t mince words and they call a spade a spade. Or in this case, a bigot a bigot.  I only wish other Democratic Congressmen would grow the balls to do so.

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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