Michele Bachmann: Gay People Can Get Married

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    Dec 02, 2011 7:55 AM GMT
    wait, what? LOL


    Michele Bachmann: Gay People Can Get Married -- But Only To Members Of The Opposite Sex

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    GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says gay people do have the right to get married -- so long as they're planning on tying the knot with a member of the opposite sex.

    The Minnesota congresswoman was campaigning in Iowa Wednesday addressing a group of high school students when Jane Schmidt, president of Waverly High School's Gay-Straight Alliance, confronted her on same-sex marriage rights.

    Bachmann had just finished explaining that the purpose of government was to ensure that the civil rights of all Americans are protected.

    "We all have the same civil rights," Bachmann said, according to the Des Moines Register, providing an opportunity for Schmidt to press her.

    "Then, why can't same-sex couples get married?" Schmidt asked.

    "They can get married," Bachmann responded. "But they abide by the same law as everyone else. They can marry a man if they're a woman. Or they can marry a woman if they're a man."

    Bachmann later went on to clarify her belief that "there are no special rights for people based upon your sex practices. There's no special rights based upon what you do in your sex life."

    While Bachmann's comments are unlikely to prove helpful to gay marriage advocates, they are consistent with her record on the broader issue of gay rights.

    Bachmann has referred to homosexuality as a condition or disorder and claimed that it encourages child abuse and "enslavement." She was also a vocal opponent of repealing "don't ask, don't tell," and said earlier this year that she would reinstate the military policy if elected.

    Bachmann's husband, Marcus, created a stir earlier this year when an undercover sting video captured his Christian counseling clinic pushing the controversial practice of "praying the gay away." Conversion therapy of all types has been widely debunked by scientific studies.

    Team Bachmann also drew fire last month when a clip surfaced showing her Iowa campaign co-chair, Tamara Scott, arguing that the legalization of gay marriage would inevitably lead to people marrying turtles and inanimate objects such as the Eiffel Tower.

    Here's the full transcript of the exchange between Bachmann and the high school students, via the Register:

    JANE SCHMIDT: One of my main concerns is government support for the LGBT community. So my question is what would you do to protect GSAs in high school and support the LGBT community.
    BACHMANN: Well, No. 1, all of us as Americans have the same rights. The same civil rights. And so that's really what government's role is, to protect our civil rights. There shouldn't be any special rights or special set of criteria based upon people's preferences. We all have the same civil rights.
    JANE SCHMIDT: Then, why can't same-sex couples get married?
    BACHMANN: They can get married, but they abide by the same law as everyone else. They can marry a man if they’re a woman. Or they can marry a woman if they're a man.
    JANE SCHMIDT: Why can't a man marry a man?
    BACHMANN: Because that's not the law of the land.
    JANE SCHMIDT: So heterosexual couples have a privilege.
    BACHMANN: No, they have the same opportunity under the law. There is no right to same-sex marriage.
    JANE SCHMIDT: So you won't support the LGBT community?
    BACHMANN: No, I said that there are no special rights for people based upon your sex practices. There's no special rights based upon what you do in your sex life. You're an American citizen first and foremost and that's it.
    ELLA NEWELL, a junior at Waverly High School: Wouldn't heterosexual couples, if they were given a privilege then, that gay couples aren't, like given that privilege to get married, but heterosexual couples are given a privilege to get married?
    BACHMANN: Remember every American citizen has the right to avail themselves to marriage but they have to follow what the laws are. And the laws are you marry a person of the opposite sex.
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    AvadaKedavra saidwait, what? LOL


    Michele Bachmann: Gay People Can Get Married -- But Only To Members Of The Opposite Sex

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/01/michele-bachmann-gay-marriage_n_1123784.html?ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false

    GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says gay people do have the right to get married -- so long as they're planning on tying the knot with a member of the opposite sex.

    The Minnesota congresswoman was campaigning in Iowa Wednesday addressing a group of high school students when Jane Schmidt, president of Waverly High School's Gay-Straight Alliance, confronted her on same-sex marriage rights.

    Bachmann had just finished explaining that the purpose of government was to ensure that the civil rights of all Americans are protected.

    "We all have the same civil rights," Bachmann said, according to the Des Moines Register, providing an opportunity for Schmidt to press her.

    "Then, why can't same-sex couples get married?" Schmidt asked.

    "They can get married," Bachmann responded. "But they abide by the same law as everyone else. They can marry a man if they're a woman. Or they can marry a woman if they're a man."

    Bachmann later went on to clarify her belief that "there are no special rights for people based upon your sex practices. There's no special rights based upon what you do in your sex life."

    While Bachmann's comments are unlikely to prove helpful to gay marriage advocates, they are consistent with her record on the broader issue of gay rights.

    Bachmann has referred to homosexuality as a condition or disorder and claimed that it encourages child abuse and "enslavement." She was also a vocal opponent of repealing "don't ask, don't tell," and said earlier this year that she would reinstate the military policy if elected.

    Bachmann's husband, Marcus, created a stir earlier this year when an undercover sting video captured his Christian counseling clinic pushing the controversial practice of "praying the gay away." Conversion therapy of all types has been widely debunked by scientific studies.

    Team Bachmann also drew fire last month when a clip surfaced showing her Iowa campaign co-chair, Tamara Scott, arguing that the legalization of gay marriage would inevitably lead to people marrying turtles and inanimate objects such as the Eiffel Tower.

    Here's the full transcript of the exchange between Bachmann and the high school students, via the Register:

    JANE SCHMIDT: One of my main concerns is government support for the LGBT community. So my question is what would you do to protect GSAs in high school and support the LGBT community.
    BACHMANN: Well, No. 1, all of us as Americans have the same rights. The same civil rights. And so that's really what government's role is, to protect our civil rights. There shouldn't be any special rights or special set of criteria based upon people's preferences. We all have the same civil rights.
    JANE SCHMIDT: Then, why can't same-sex couples get married?
    BACHMANN: They can get married, but they abide by the same law as everyone else. They can marry a man if they’re a woman. Or they can marry a woman if they're a man.
    JANE SCHMIDT: Why can't a man marry a man?
    BACHMANN: Because that's not the law of the land.
    JANE SCHMIDT: So heterosexual couples have a privilege.
    BACHMANN: No, they have the same opportunity under the law. There is no right to same-sex marriage.
    JANE SCHMIDT: So you won't support the LGBT community?
    BACHMANN: No, I said that there are no special rights for people based upon your sex practices. There's no special rights based upon what you do in your sex life. You're an American citizen first and foremost and that's it.
    ELLA NEWELL, a junior at Waverly High School: Wouldn't heterosexual couples, if they were given a privilege then, that gay couples aren't, like given that privilege to get married, but heterosexual couples are given a privilege to get married?
    BACHMANN: Remember every American citizen has the right to avail themselves to marriage but they have to follow what the laws are. And the laws are you marry a person of the opposite sex.


    She doesn't even know what the hell SHE'S saying....lol She's just as confused as everyone else...
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    Dec 02, 2011 12:39 PM GMT
    She's obviously a f'ing crack pot who seriously needs to be struck by lightning fatally. It's the sick twisted minds of people like she and her husband, and the wackos she surrounds herself with that need to be brought into question as to the validity of their sanity....they spread nothing but narrow mindedness, and hate.
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    Dec 02, 2011 12:46 PM GMT
    So let's change the law of the land already.

  • Dec 02, 2011 1:10 PM GMT
    My God, the woman's brilliant, lol. I cringe when she is about to speak.
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    Dec 02, 2011 1:23 PM GMT
    WHY is anyone paying ANY attention to this loser?
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    Dec 02, 2011 1:25 PM GMT
    TropicalMark saidWHY is anyone paying ANY attention to this loser?

    Because no one can't watch a train wreck.
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    Dec 02, 2011 1:29 PM GMT
    Wish it into the cornfield...
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    VIIXIX saidShe's obviously a f'ing crack pot who seriously needs to be struck by lightning fatally. It's the sick twisted minds of people like she and her husband, and the wackos she surrounds herself with that need to be brought into question as to the validity of their sanity....they spread nothing but narrow mindedness, and hate.


    My words exactly.
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    Dec 02, 2011 1:40 PM GMT
    While her point is ridiculous I guess we can't say she's wrong, just her ass backward logic is
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    Dec 02, 2011 1:53 PM GMT
    No "frontrunner" republican can budge on this issue.
    I think Obama is even too scared to openly support gay marriage.
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    Dec 02, 2011 2:13 PM GMT
    She's trying to explain how she and her husband are married. Duh. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Dec 02, 2011 2:13 PM GMT
    Sure okay... so under her idea. Every gay man needs to marry a lesbian! (THAT WILL BE THE FUCKIN' DAY!) And we all go about our happy lives cheating on each other with our TRUE lover and reap all the benefits of marriage! They would hit the fan so fat and seek to reverse all these marriage for fraud. Then turn us all to criminals. Essentialy, that's they're plan/idea. Mensa!
  • BrownsTown

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    Dec 02, 2011 2:20 PM GMT
    Really, they want it both ways. We can't get married and then they turn around and claim that we're too promiscuous.
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    Dec 02, 2011 2:24 PM GMT
    Don't blame poor Michelle... She's obviously been injected with a vaccine that made her retarded. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Dec 02, 2011 2:28 PM GMT
    What a stupid twat
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    Dec 02, 2011 2:38 PM GMT
    I see her point, though I certainly don't agree with it. That being said, I still feel that if the gay movement focused like a laser beam on getting a national "civil union" amendment granting gays all the rights and privileges of married heterosexual couples that this would be a step in the right direction, and something that would be an easier thing for a broader section of the general public to accept and vote in favor for. We can call it anything we want. Sometimes you have to lose a few battles to win the war.
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    Dec 02, 2011 2:45 PM GMT
    TropicalMark saidWHY is anyone paying ANY attention to this loser?
    Because they're secretly straight and wanna stick their dirty dick in her crusty cunt.
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    Dec 02, 2011 2:48 PM GMT
    So homosexuals shouldn't be allowed to marry because of their "sex practices" but heterosexuals can marry because of their sex practices? WTF?
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    Dec 02, 2011 2:49 PM GMT
    Well, in her defense....her husband did. So I can see where she is coming from on that. icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 02, 2011 2:49 PM GMT
    What a disgusting woman for saying such horrible things. I hope her husband turns out to be gay because that would be just hilarious...

    Fucking cunt
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    Dec 02, 2011 2:52 PM GMT
    AlexanderB saidWhat a disgusting woman for saying such horrible things. I hope her husband turns out to be gay because that would be just hilarious...

    Fucking cunt


    Ever hear him speak?
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    Dec 02, 2011 2:53 PM GMT
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    AlexanderB saidWhat a disgusting woman for saying such horrible things. I hope her husband turns out to be gay because that would be just hilarious...

    Fucking cunt


    Ever hear him speak?


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    Dec 02, 2011 3:00 PM GMT
    AlexanderB saidWhat a disgusting woman for saying such horrible things. I hope her husband turns out to be gay because that would be just hilarious...

    Fucking cunt



    He is and she knows it. Although she probably thinks he's changed his sexuality. That's why they have that clinic. To help other gay people change. I'm sure their marriage works for them because he's submissive and she appears to be a bitch on wheels. She never has to worry about him messing around with other women. I'm sure he's had lots of sex, however, with those young guys he's trying to convert. I shouldn't slander him. Sorry. I'm sure he'd make a great First Lady.
  • MuscPup

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    Dec 02, 2011 3:03 PM GMT
    I wouldn't worry about her......she's at the bottom of the list compared to Romney and Gingrich.