Frank optimistic about gay agenda, hits Scalia – Posted by Foon Rhee, Deputy National Political Editor

Representative Barney Frank of Massachusetts, one of a handful of openly gay members of Congress, says he believes that Congress will soon pass laws protecting transgender people from hate crimes and granting them benefits and that President Obama will this year overturn the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gay members of the military.

But he told the website that he doubts that the law defining marriage as between a man and a woman will be overturned. And Frank said he doesn’t believe the Supreme Court will overturn the Defense of Marriage Act, either, using a harsh description of Justice Antonin Scalia.