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posted Friday, April 16, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 16

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Rep. Frank questions the purpose of Get Equal's ENDA protest in House committee, but group's co-founder says they need to see action on job protections

by Chris Geidner
Metroweekly.com

'What a stupid thing to do.'

Those were the first words an agitated Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) spit out when commenting on the Get Equal protest that happened Wednesday morning, April 21, at a meeting of the House Education and

On Sunday, the openly gay Frank said the committee would be marking up and voting on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) 'this week or next.' The activists, led by Get Equal co-founder Robin McGehee, weren't waiting. Signs and markers in hand, they walked right up the aisle of the hearing room on Wednesday to Chairman George Miller (D-Calif.), offering him a marker to mark up the bill right then.

Frank called the action 'immature, tacky' behavior on Wednesday afternoon and said that 'George Miller and others are working hard' to see the bill passed in the House.

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