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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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-03-2011
I really despise this woman and her stance on this issue as well as science education. She needs to quit pushing her religious agenda on the rest of us.
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Registered: 11-20-2011
Where I am sure that Bachmann is against gay marriage....all she is saying in this post is that there is no law granting them the right to marry. She is not stating her opinion here....she is stating fact.
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-13-2009
This exchange took place in Iowa, right? Same sex marriage is legal in Iowa, so she is not stating a fact.
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-03-2011
Bachmann supports a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman.
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Registered: 11-20-2011

luvkrat wrote:

"Bachmann supports a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman. "

That may be so but that is not at all what is being talked about in the article.

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Registered: 11-20-2011

chestnuthooligan wrote:

"This exchange took place in Iowa, right? Same sex marriage is legal in Iowa, so she is not stating a fact."

She is not talking about state law.

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Registered: 05-03-2011
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No, she didn't state a fact. As someone else pointed out, she was in Iowa and same-sex marriage is legal in Iowa.

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Good for anyone who looks at the issue and realizes that preventing same-sex couples from the right to marry who they love doesn't harm anyone except for homosexuals. I admire people who can change their mind after holding a bigoted idea. Shows character.
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Registered: 08-30-2002

This woman is an idiot.

Again, I'm shaking my head and thinking, like I did with Palin......"of all the freeking qualified Republican women out there, THIS is the best they came up with?!?!"

Sheesh, people, as a female voter, I'm not just looking for a politician sporting a vagina to be able to get my vote.



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Registered: 09-30-2011

Bachmann is right.

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Registered: 09-30-2011

Sheesh, people, as a female voter, I'm not just looking for a politician sporting a vagina to be able to get my vote.

Well, cheer up...Hillary's still out there...not sure about the "vagina" thing...but she's still out there. ; )

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