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Rep. Barney Frank called Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia a ‘homophobe” in an interview with a gay new web site.

From the Examiner

Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee and one of the few openly gay members of Congress, called Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia a “homophobe” in an interview with the gay news Web site 365gay.com (video link).

Frank was talking about whether the Supreme Court would one day take a case on whether the Constitution allows legislatures to deny recognition to same-sex marriages.

“I wouldn’t want it to go to the United States Supreme Court now because that homophobe Antonin Scalia has too many votes on this current court,” said Frank.

Neither Frank nor Scalia would provide comment, when asked by the Associated Press.

If you don’t want to watch the video this is what Frank said that “I wouldn’t want it to go to the Unites States Supreme Court now because that homophobe Antonin Scalia has got too many votes on this current court.”

Barney Frank may not agree with Justice Scalia’s viewpoint on gay marriage and he has every right to criticize him, but to resort to name calling is inappropriate.  Frank will probably get away with this by issuing some type of weak apology or statement at best, but with friends in the liberal media he certainly won’t face the same type of criticism if a conservative had done the same to one of the liberal justices.

 




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