U.S. Rep. Barney Frank calls U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia a “homophobe” in an interview posted on the gay news Web site 365gay.com.
The elevated language came in the context of a discussion of gay marriage, and whether the high court would ever be called on to recognize it.
“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 the Massachusetts Democrat, who is gay. The comment, of course, is also on video.
Also found while perusing this morning’s ajc.com:
Public Service Commissioner Lauren “Bubba” McDonald may face $24,000 in ethics fines for his 2002 campaign. House and Senate leaders are still split on a transportation sales tax. Despite protests, DeKalb will proceed with a new school based on a partnership with the U.S. Marines.
From elsewhere in Georgia:
And the nation:
WP: After House passage, U.S. Senate puts punitive tax on bonuses in the freezer. NYT: Rescue plan and its fine print dazzle Wall Street. LAT: Nancy Pelosi’s role diminishes under Obama. WSJ video: Geithner says “I should have known earlier” about AIG bonuses:
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