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September 14, 2009

Bill to repeal DOMA splits gay pols in Congress

Openly gay Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank is brushing off as unrealistic a bill that will be introduced by New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler to repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.  "I think getting [the Employment Non-Discrimination Act], a repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' and full domestic partner benefits for federal employees will take up all of what we can do and maybe more in this Congress," Frank tells Politico.  Openly gay Reps. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin and Jared Polis of Colorado support Nadler's approach.

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The original announcement from last week said Frank would not co-sponsor the bill, and he gave his reasons. He never said he wouldn't support this bill.

Posted by: Dale | Sep 14, 2009 8:56:01 AM

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