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

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Gay People Can Get Married -- But Only To Members Of The Opposite Sex
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Fri, 12-02-2011 - 10:24am

Now I understand!

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

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/01/michele-bachmann-gay-marriage_n_1123784.html

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.

(Video of the exchange above, via CNN iReporter Anelia Dimitrova)

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."

 


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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-13-2009
How is she stating a fact, when same sex couples can get married in the very state she's speaking in?

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Registered: 11-20-2011

chestnuthooligan wrote:

"How is she stating a fact, when same sex couples can get married in the very state she's speaking in?"

She is speaking on the Federal level.

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Registered: 05-03-2011
Same silly arguments that were used to keep interracial marriages from occurring. Good thing the Supreme Court took care of that with Loving v. Virginia.
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Registered: 05-03-2011
I'm hoping that DOMA gets repealed. Then we can stop this nonsense of violating some people's rights based on sexual orientation.
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Registered: 11-20-2011

I completely agree with you.

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Registered: 05-13-2009


Where did she qualify it? Because she didn't according to what she actually said.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RenwNhL1Te0&feature=player_embedded

Her position is very contradictory anyway. How can you be for States rights to make their own marriage laws and support a constitution amendment to ban gay marriage.
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Registered: 05-13-2009
I can you state that same sex marriage is the law of that land when you are campaigning in a state where same sex marriage is the law of the state?

The fact is that there is same sex marriage ban is the in most states, but not all, and certainly not the one she was in.
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Registered: 11-20-2011

chestnughooligan wrote:

"Her position is very contradictory anyway. "

Odd...she didn't express "her position".

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Registered: 05-13-2009
She did in the debate in NH in June 2011. She has often expressed her opinion.
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Registered: 11-20-2011

chestnuthooligan wrote:

"She did in the debate in NH in June 2011. She has often expressed her opinion."

But in this video she has not.

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