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Barney Frank details congressional gay agenda

Gay U.S. Rep. Barney Frank said Jan. 12 that three long-delayed pieces of gay-related legislation likely will pass and become law now that Congress has a Democratic majority and the incoming president is gay-friendly.


“We’re going to do three things in Congress,” Frank, D-Mass., told The New Yorker. “First, a hate-crimes bill — that shouldn’t be too hard.

Next, employment discrimination. We almost got that through before, but now we can win even if we add transgender protections, which we are going to do. And finally, after the troops get home from Iraq, gays in the military. The time has come.”

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