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Why Barney Frank Wanted to Go Slow on Same-Sex Marriage

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In an exit interview with NewsHour economic correspondent Paul Solman, Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., explains his initial position on same-sex marriage in 1996, saying that the enthusiasm of some gay rights advocates led them to be tactically and strategically unwise, which prompted Republicans to pass the Defense of Marriage Act.

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State of the Union 2016

PBS NEWSHOUR offers live coverage of President Obama's speech and the Republican response.

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PBS NewsHour Weekend

Premieres Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 6 p.m. ET.

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