Former Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank
has said lawmakers have been mostly supportive of his marriage.
The 72-year-old Frank has the
distinction of being the first openly gay member of Congress and the
first to enter a marriage with a member of the same sex.
In an appearance on cabler Current's
Say Anything, Frank told host Joy Behar that anti-gay
sentiment in America is dying down.
“We have broken the back, I believe,
of the prejudice,” he said. “We have a cleaning up operation to
Part of the problem, Frank said, was
“we were hiding who we were.”
“Six months ago, just about, I became
“A married man,” Behar interrupted.
“... the first same-sex couple in the
Congress and I was very pleased with the reaction.”
Frank added that he returned a wedding
gift sent by a former female member of Congress who then voted for
the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
“And I got an apology,” he said.
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