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House Proceeding 10-06-09 on Oct 6th, 2009 :: 0:28:30 to 0:31:15
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Barney Frank

0:28:26 to 0:28:47( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: arrested, but the charges were dropped. arresting and detaining has a chilling effect. there is no two ways about it. . i would be glad to yield. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from missouri. mr. skelton: i yield again to the gentleman from massachusetts, two minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes.

Barney Frank

0:28:30 to 0:31:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Barney Frank

Barney Frank

0:28:48 to 0:29:09( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: mr. frank: so little time, so many fallacies. the first one is that we were not comparing the credit card bill to the defense bill. we were talking about a regular practice. it wasn't just a credit card bill. regularly for years the senate does this and no republican has ever risen to object their objection is not to the procedure but the substance. nothg's being held hostage.

Barney Frank

0:29:10 to 0:29:31( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: the bill will pass or fail f it fails because of this it will come back without it. second lirks the gentleman's last point is simply nonsensical. one arrest tha was inappropriate, there have been other inappropriate arrests, hate crimes bills have been in effect, hate crime laws at the federal and state level for years. there is zero example of that happening. there is an amendment offered by the gentleman from kansas

Barney Frank

0:29:32 to 0:29:52( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: that makes it impossible. when people use wholly irrelevant arguments against the bill, it means they can't find a real argument they want to use. finally, the gentleman from california, the ranking member, said, don't have these hate crimes, violence is violence. one of the members said that. i guess then he's opposed to that amendment which prohibits a tax on u.s. service men on

Barney Frank

0:29:53 to 0:30:13( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: account of service, because that's in here. there is in here a provision that protects service men who are taxed under counter service. if you are opposed to principle in that. in general. there is an an must on those people who are gay or

Barney Frank

0:30:14 to 0:30:35( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: transgender on the part of many in the house and they are reflecting a strong sentiment in the contry. they are entitled to it. do i not lament the loss of of eir friendship. but it should not lead them to deny protection to vulnerable people. we are talking here about crimes not just murder but about assault and destruction of property which are too often ignored.

Barney Frank

0:30:36 to 0:30:56( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: let's be very clear. there is no consistey to the argument about the procedure. there is no consistency tthe argument about hate crimes. there is no validity whatsoever to the argument that some clergy would be arrested because none have been. this is simply a declaration of unhappiness that gay, lesbian, and bisexual, and transgender people are getting protection.

Barney Frank

0:30:57 to 0:31:15( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from virginia. mr. forbes: mr. speaker, we can pound on the desk all day long. we can say stuff about consistency. but the reality is the american people understand what's going on. they understand it doesn't make sense no matter whether they

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