Barney Frank: Obama’s Gay Marriage Stance ‘Will Cost Him No Votes’ | Talking Points Memo

Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank, arguably the most prominent openly gay politician in Washington, called President Obama’s support for gay marriage “the next logical step” for Obama following his refusal to defend DOMA in court. Frank has been a longtime advocate for increased protections and rights for the LGBT community, and announced in early 2012 plans to marry his longtime partner in his home state of Massachusetts, where same-sex marriage is legal.

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