Antonin Scalia,  Barney Frank,  Gay Marriage

Video: Representative Barney Frank Calls U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anton Scalia a “HOMOPHOBE”

Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank Calls Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia A Homophobe – 03/20/09

This homosexual slur or was it slur by a homosexual was in the context of the Defense of Marriage Act.

The Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, is the short title of a federal law of the United States passed on September 21, 1996 as Public Law No. 104-199, 110 Stat. 2419. Its provisions are codified at 1 U.S.C. Â§ 7 and 28 U.S.C. Â§ 1738C. The law has two effects:

  1. No state (or other political subdivision within the United States) need treat a relationship between persons of the same sex as a marriage, even if the relationship is considered a marriage in another state.
  2. The Federal Government may not treat same-sex relationships as marriages for any purpose, even if concluded or recognized by one of the states.

The bill was passed by Congress by a vote of 85-14 in the Senate[1] and a vote of 342-67 in the House of Representatives,[2] and was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on September 21, 1996.

Now with that background what does the United States Supreme Court and Justice Scalia have to do with the Defense of Marriage Act? Is there a specific case or is Frank just shooting off his mouth calling people names A BIGOT to his gay friends over at How do you spell demogogue?

Probably the latter.

By the way, Representative Frank you can always try to amend or change the law in Congress but looking at the last vote of 342-67 in the House – good luck with that.

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  • zflynnz

    How can you tell Barney Frank read a book before you?

    Many of the Pages are bent over.

    (re: Rep. Frank sex scandal with a Congressional Page late 1980’s)