In a piece in the Huffington Post today, Barney Frank clarifies his recent statements about Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's homophobia, presenting two opinions, from Lawrence v. Texas and Romer v. Evans.
Writes Frank: "While responding to questions from journalists about my
characterization of Justice Antonin Scalia as a homophobe, I realized
that the fact that I made that comment in conjunction with a potential
lawsuit about the Defense of Marriage Act created some confusion as to
my basis for that characterization...I have attached some of the relevant quotations from the two opinions."
You can read them at the HuffPost and I've re-posted the audio of his recent WBZ interview, AFTER THE JUMP...
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Barney Frank talked with WBZ news radio yesterday and defended his characterization of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as a "homophobe" in a recent interview with CBS News' Ross Palombo.
FOX News then attacked Frank for calling him that.
Said Frank to WBZ: "[Scalia's judicial writing] makes it very clear that he thinks gay people are a threat to the society — it's an angry, anti-gay opinion...What a 'homophobe' means is someone who has prejudice about gay
people.....While I support same-sex marriage, I do not think if you're against it
you're homophobic...I don't think Clarence Thomas
is a homophobe for an opinion which says, 'look the Constitution allows the state to do what I think is silly,' but what Scalia says, and I urge people to read his opinion, the case is Lawrence against Texas. Essentially, if you read Scalia's opinion he thinks homosexuals are a threat to society and that it is a pretty good idea to lock any of us up who engage in private in behavior that he disapproves of."
Listen to the WBZ interview, AFTER THE JUMP...
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FOX news attacks Barney Frank for calling Antonin Scalia — a man who has said that gay kindergarten teachers might "induce" children to become homosexuals, has compared homosexuality to murder, cruelty to animals, or polygamy, and has said that laws against gay sex "served the same interest" as laws against bestiality and incest — a "homophobe."
How dare he!!!
If you missed it the other day, here's the interview to which they're referring.
FOX clip, AFTER THE JUMP...
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In a new interview with CBS News' Ross Palombo, Barney Frank pretty much reiterates what he said to Towleroad in January about the legislature's near-term goals on LGBT issues, but he also talks about the constitutionality of same-sex marriage and the dangers of having it head to the U.S. Supreme Court at this point:
Says Frank, frankly: "I wouldn't want it to go to the United States Supreme Court now because that homophobe Antonin Scalia's got too many votes on this current court."
Frank's response reminded me of the incident which happened back in 2005 at an NYU Q&A where a student stood up and asked Scalia, "Do you sodomize your wife?" His explanation, which I've posted along with this Barney Frank interview, is still worth reading.
Both, AFTER THE JUMP...
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