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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:23 PM

Barney Frank Credits Boehner For DOMA Win - video link

VIDEO here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/27/barney-frank-john-boehner_n_3510604.html

Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) said on Thursday that Americans can thank House Republicans and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) for the Supreme Court's ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act.


On Thursday, Frank, the first openly gay congressman, proposed that Boehner and the House Republicans' choice to fight for DOMA was the beginning of the end for the anti-gay marriage law.

"Why was the court able to make a decision in one case and not the other? The answer was John Boehner," Frank said in an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

"If you read page 11 of the opinion of the DOMA case, what Justice Kennedy says is, 'Well, we couldn't decide the other one (the Prop 8 case), but we can decide this one because the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group, the Republicans in the House demanding it, made the argument,'" Frank said. "And that allows us to decide it."


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