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

Video.........

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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Registered: 05-03-2011
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I noticed that, too.
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Registered: 05-03-2011
Isn't answering the question, though, particularly when running for the highest office of the land, mean that she's expressing her position? I guess I'm having a hard time separating her speaking about "civil rights and the law" with what I know her position on same-sex marriage to be.
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Registered: 05-13-2009
This video, proves that what she said was not actually a fact, e.g. same sex marriage being the law of the land, in a part of the land where it was not.

I just added another debate point about her contradictory position on same sex marriage. I apologize that the transition was not as smooth as I intended.
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Registered: 11-13-2009
<< Oh....Obama once stated that he believed a marriage should be btwn a man and women....until he didn't. >>

Me, too.

 

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Registered: 11-20-2011

Funny, when a Republican does that, liberals call it "flip flopping".

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Registered: 05-03-2011
I consider it "coming to your sense" when it involves civil rights issues. If it's going back and forth on various issues depending on which way the polls are going (Mitt Romney comes to mind), that's what I consider flip-flopping.
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Registered: 11-13-2009
It seems to me that "flip-flopping" became a big issue with Kerry, a democrat?

Regardless, I don't recall hearing the words being thrown around as much until then.

 

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Registered: 05-03-2011
The first real flip-flopping I remember was George H.W. Bush. I had really liked him when he was running against Reagan, but when he became the VP, he completely changed.
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Registered: 11-13-2009
Oh, ok. I wasn't really into politics back then....

I was old enough to, just wasn't.

 

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Registered: 02-05-2011
I can only marry someone of the opposite sex too. What a horror.

Not only that, I must marry a human.

Even worse, I must limit my love to one human of the opposite sex.

Then there is the close relation stuff, I must marry only one human (at a time) of the opposite sex (in many states) and it can't be a close relative.

How awful law is, how confining. It's as if law was meant to put limits on behavior.

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