VIDEO: Barney Frank calls Antonin Scalia a 'homophobe'

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) called Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia a "homophobe" Friday for opposing gay rights.

"I do think that this argument that it's unconstitutional for the federal government to pick and choose which marriages it will recognize is a good one," Frank said Friday in an interview with a gay news website, 365gay.com.

"At some point it's going to have to go to the United States Supreme Court," he continued. "I wouldn't want it to go to the United States Supreme Court now because that homophobe Antonin Scalia has too many votes on this court."

Scalia, one of the Supreme Court's most conservative jurists, has written often in opposition of using the constitution as a vehicle to expand gay and lesbian rights for Americans.

Frank also said that ending the current ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military is "absolutely" possible during this administration and Congress.

Watch the video of the interview below: