He worked as a political aide before winning election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1972. He was re-elected every term thereafter by wide margins.
In 1987, he publicly came out as gay, after coming out to family, friends and close associates a few years prior, becoming the first member of Congress to do so voluntarily.
Everyone agrees that education in the United States could be better; but no one seems to want to allow education to be different.
I do not agree with the president on everything, but I say God bless him that he had that depth to talk about that.” Maher then argued that there was no appropriating of Christianity or Islam for evil purposes, but agreed with Weekly Standard Senior Write John Mc Cormack and Holmes that Obama was failing to criticize radical Islam.
HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher said that while President Obama’s remarks on Christianity at the National Prayer Breakfast were factual, he was incorrect to not point out the travesties of radical Islam on Friday.
Maher said that President Obama’s statements about the Crusades, slavery, and Jim Crow “are just facts,” to which Amy Holmes, anchor of the Blaze’s “The Hot List,” responded “but they’re also non-sequiturs at the moment.
From 2003 until his retirement, Frank was the leading Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, and he served as committee chairman when his party held a House majority from 2007 to 2011.
In July 2012, he married his long-time partner, James Ready, becoming the first member of Congress to marry someone of the same sex while in office.