In his first two years he cooperated closely with leading officials of the Bush Administration in coping with the financial crisis. In he became the first Member of Congress voluntarily to acknowledge that he is gay, and in became the first Member of Congress to marry his same-sex partner, James Ready. In addition to his work on financial reform, he concentrated in Congress trying to increase the supply of rental housing for low-income people; reduce the military budget of the United States; and opposing discrimination based on sexual orientation among other issues.
Barney Franks is trying to make it easier to hate Transgender people then he is helping them. The rights of the poor and disenfrancised minorities sold out once again by Congressional Democrats on the altar of political convenience, this time two years in advance. They're not going to bother to even try to do the right thing by gender-variant Americans anymore.
House of Representatives — and was one of the first openly gay members of Congress. Born Barnett Frank—he legally changed his name to Barney in the s—he was raised in a Jewish working-class family in New Jersey. He excelled at writing and debate in high schooland he attended Harvard Universityearning a B.
Barney Frank Blade photo by Michael Key. Retiring Rep. Barney Frank D-Mass. He took questions from Washington-area reporters after participating in a similar event on Monday in his home district in Massachusetts.
Barnett Frank born March 31, is an American former politician. He served as a member of the U. House of Representatives from Massachusetts from to
Frank is not the only member of Congress to have been the subject of a full-scale biography, but the account of his life, written by a former aide named Stuart E. At the time, the disclosure provoked more curiosity than controversy, but, two years later, Stephen Gobie, a prostitute whom Frank had patronized and then befriended, made a series of lurid allegations about him—claiming that they had had sex in the House gym and that Frank had permitted Gobie to run a prostitution ring out of his home. A witty and effective presence on the House floor and in committee rooms, Frank in recent years has settled into the roles of wise guy and wise man of the Democratic Party.
Informer Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass. And as he made this decision, he made a promise to himself to support LGBT rights.
Barney Frank D-Mass. A handful of groups said last month that they no longer back the Senate-passed version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act because of its sweeping religious exemption, which would allow religiously affiliated businesses to fire someone for being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. The provision's language goes far beyond religious exemptions afforded under the Civil Rights Act ofwhich banned discrimination on the basis of race, gender, religion or national origin.
Navy before working at a Wall Street investment firm. After moving to San Francisco in the early s, Milk established himself as a leading political activist for the gay community. Milk was murdered in November by a former colleague, Dan White.