(ABC News) It took former Rep. Barney Frank 32 years to come out as gay.
But now, as rumors swirl alleging that resigning-Rep. Aaron Schock is gay, Frank said the Illinois Republican should be "exposed" if the gossip about his sexual orientation is true because of his voting record on gay issues.
"When you are in public office and you vote opposite to the way you live your life, no I don't think you have privacy," Frank said. "Anyone who is gay and votes in an anti-gay fashion has, it seems to me, lost their right to privacy, because it's been converted to a right to hypocrisy."
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Schock has not publically responded to the recent claims about his sexual orientation, but his father Richard Schock told ABC station WLS that "he's not gay."