Barney Frank has turned out to be just another political careerist, selling out Gay people just as he sold out Transgender people during the ENDA discussions in Congress.
His following in lockstep Obama's traitorous actions in regard to equal rights for Gay people now makes more sense:
Rep. Barney Frank is interested in capping his political career as a member of the president’s Cabinet, according to a new biography of the Financial Services Committee chairman.
Frank (D-Mass.) told author Stuart Weisberg that he would like to be Housing and Urban Development secretary. However, the 69-year-old lawmaker stresses that his departure from Congress is not imminent.
He first wants to pass more legislation on affordable housing, saying, “I want at least two years with President Obama and a solidly Democratic Senate so that we can get the federal government back in the housing business.”
[For the full article, see here.]
His "changing his mind" in regard to Obama's Justice Department invoking incest and pedophilia in its support of DOMA in federal court is "explained" in his press release at that time:
Congressman Barney Frank issued the following statement in response to a newspaper story regarding his position on the brief by the Department of Justice about Smelt v. United States.
“When I was called by a newspaper reporter for reaction to the administration’s brief defending the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, I made the mistake of relying on other people’s oral descriptions to me of what had been in the brief, rather than reading it first. It is a lesson to me that I should not give in to press insistence that I comment before I have had a chance fully to inform myself on the subject at hand.”
“Now that I have read the brief, I believe that the administration made a conscientious and largely successful effort to avoid inappropriate rhetoric. There are some cases where I wish they had been more explicit in disavowing their view that certain arguments were correct, and to make it clear that they were talking not about their own views of these issues, but rather what was appropriate in a constitutional case with a rational basis standard – which is the one that now prevails in the federal courts, although I think it should be upgraded.”
[For the full press release see here.]
Anyone who thinks that a smart politician like Frank, at this late stage of his career, was anything but cynical when he said, "It is a lesson to me that I should not give in to press insistence that I comment before I have had a chance fully to inform myself on the subject at hand," is terribly naive!
For Frank to seemingly seek to cap his career by appealing to political expediency in selling out Transgender people during the ENDA discussions, and now by seeking to be in Obama's cabinet by selling out his Gay brothers and sisters so that he can cozy up to Obama like a lap dog, giving preeminence to "housing" as an issue rather than equal rights for LGBT people, is likely to stain his legacy as a man who could have been a hero in the equal rights movement, but ultimately showed himself to be a traitor to that movement!