In this photo taken Dec. 12, 2012, Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., the nation's most prominent gay politician, leans back in his chair as he talks about his impending retirement during an i

 

              In this photo taken Dec. 12, 2012, Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., the nation
In this photo taken Dec. 12, 2012, Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., the nation's most prominent gay politician, leans back in his chair as he talks about his impending retirement during an interview with The Associated Press, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)