Bachmann Reminds Student That Gay Men Can Marry, As Long As They Marry Women – And She Should Know

From the first moment he burst onto the public stage with his jazzy hands, high-pitched feminine voice and sibilant s’es, Marcus Bachmann has registered at about an 11 on a scale of one to 10 on gaydars across the nation.

Marcus Bachmann
Marcus Bachmann
Adding fuel to rumors that he is closeted is the fact that he has made his living, in part, from one of the saddest rackets around: convincing gay Christians that they can be, or need to be, “cured.”

Here’s the rule, and you can take this to the bank: Heterosexuals who are secure about their own sexuality are not obsessed with homosexuality. People who are happily straight are apathetic about the mechanics of gay sex. They do not make it their life mission to suppress gay rights. They don’t spend every waking hour figuring out new ways to oppress gay people, and they never send their families out to picket funerals with signs that say, for example, “God Hates Fags.” And, especially, they don’t try to “cure” homosexuality with “pray away the gay” schemes like Bachmann’s.

Now, in the latest gaffe in her presidential campaign, Marcus’ wife, Michele, appears to have spilled the beans about their marriage. At a town hall in Waverly, Iowa, Rep. Bachmann was questioned about marriage equality by Jane Schmidt, a high school student:

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.

Hey, it worked for her, right?

Partial Transcript:

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.

Source: Towleroad

11 Comments

  • Daniel
    December 2, 2011 - 7:16 am | Permalink

    Wow, this is exactly what we do not need in the white house next year. A leaders job, first and foremost, is to take care of your people, and she will not do that.

  • Oranges
    December 2, 2011 - 9:41 am | Permalink

    Does it not say in the constitution that there should be no discrimination based on creed, color, sex, origin, etc..? Is this not discrimination based on one’s sex?

    Do we literally have to add to our constitution that “You can do X,Y, and Z in the bedroom, but not A B and C?”

    Ludicrous.

  • Janniel
    December 2, 2011 - 4:22 pm | Permalink

    Did someone photoshop the pic of Marcus Bachman?…or does he really look so, well…you know. I mean it would be okay except that they are so punitive against gays and stuff. Wow, that photo says it all.

  • 2fuf
    December 2, 2011 - 5:32 pm | Permalink

    I was even more stumped by the reason Bachmann gave for this: because it’s the law.

    That would mean she sees the US government as a totalitarian regime.

    A democracy is supposed to propose/change laws to fit the needs of their citizens, not to subject their citizens blindly to laws that are immutable.

    The US will soon have to invade itself in the name of democracy…

  • jai
    December 3, 2011 - 4:29 am | Permalink

    bachman never truly addressed this student’s questions. she simply “beat around the bush”. this is a very poor candidate, even for dog catcher, as she seems extremely ignorant of the laws of the land. bringing her husband, gay or straight or simply a victum of plastic surgery gone wrong, into the mix is in poor taste. he is what he is but he is not running for office and his personal life should be left out of it. as well as speculation. he is a guy with a way to make a living. a foolish way but some fools buy into anything.

  • chuck hird
    December 4, 2011 - 6:53 pm | Permalink

    I take offense to jai statement, “very poor candidate, even for a dog catcher”. I am Animal Control Officer for a small town in Missouri and your statement is very demeaning. And yes, I would be embarrassed to have her as an opposing candidate.

  • JP
    December 4, 2011 - 9:31 pm | Permalink

    I love how in the video she feels so strongly about Governments control over public school and prayer, as well as your rights as an American citizen under the constitution but rejects the idea of gay marriage and equality so strongly. She is one of the biggest ignorant hypocrites I have ever heard.

  • December 6, 2011 - 3:48 am | Permalink

    What a creepy picture of the man that woman sleeps with? Egads!!!!

  • Nicole M.
    December 6, 2011 - 10:31 am | Permalink

    Great piece, Jon! Mr. Bachmann definitely sets off the gaydar when you watch him … showing himself to be a not so closeted gay man.

    • December 6, 2011 - 12:22 pm | Permalink

      Thanks, Nicole! He seems to be a sad case.

  • Devon
    December 17, 2011 - 12:14 pm | Permalink

    @Oranges

    “Do we literally have to add to our constitution that “You can do X,Y, and Z in the bedroom, but not A B and C?”

    Ludicrous.”

    We already have this in many states, a byproduct of old prejudices. Do some research on any laws that address sodomy, and you’ll start to see what I mean.

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