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Michelle Bachmann Would Support US Constitutional Amendment Banning Same-Sex Marriage


Michelle Bachmann appeard on "Fox News Sunday" this morning speaking about her support for the marriage equality law sanctioned by New York's state legislature this weekend. Said Bachmann: "It’s state law. And the 10th amendmet reserves to the states that right."

But she also said that she would support a federal constitutional amendment that would reverse same-sex marriage in the country, thus banning it from the states in which it is currently legal. The Hill points out that Bachmann, who has been a consistent advocate for state's rights, is full of contradictions on the issue.

Rep. Bachmann claimed that while New York's new law approving same-sex marriages which was signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday was "up to the people of New York", the debate over defining marriage was "a state issue and a federal issue." She added that "federal law will trump state law on this issue."

"States have, under the 10th Amendment, the right to pass any law they like. Also, federal officials at the federal level have the right to also put forth a constitutional amendment", said Bachmann.

She said her support for states' rights as well as a federal amendment was "entirely consistent".

In a New Hampshire debate for 2012 GOP presidential hopefuls on June 13, Bachmann had been asked about a state law allowing gay people to marry. At that forum she said "I do believe in the 10th amendment and I do believe in self-determination for the states."

Watch a clip of her appearance on "Fox News Sunday", AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. Both Romney and Pawlenty promised in a recent debate to support a federal constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage [ ].

    The chances are almost certain this will be the Republican position no matter who the nominee is. Bachmann's position is no different.

    Posted by: Philo | Jun 26, 2011 3:36:31 PM

  2. Well, I suppose that makes us even since I'd support a Constitutional Amendment that crazy-eyed religious wackadoos be stoned in a public square.

    Posted by: Codswallop | Jun 26, 2011 3:40:37 PM

  3. I see Target's little pet is at it again.

    Posted by: PDX Guy | Jun 26, 2011 4:41:12 PM

  4. michelle bachmann would support amending the bible to the constitution. since when is it notable and surprising when a pile of sh#t talks and it has bad breath?

    Posted by: mld | Jun 26, 2011 4:51:02 PM

  5. the Republicans lost this fight. Marriage equality for all will be the law of the land within 10 years. they cannot have 2 sets of way no how...NY has kicked the barn door down. Cuomo in 2016

    Posted by: chris | Jun 26, 2011 4:57:46 PM

  6. so she's a hypocrite - and we're surprised because why??

    Posted by: ACe | Jun 26, 2011 5:00:55 PM

  7. I wonder if she has any idea what's involved in passing a constitutional amendment. It's almost impossible to get so many states to agree on any issue, and it takes a long time---that's the way the founding fathers wanted it to be. She makes it sound like some federal bureaucrats could do it in an afternoon.

    Oh sorry, I meant "federal officials at the federal level who work for the federal government and are federal employees."

    Posted by: Paul R | Jun 26, 2011 5:20:34 PM

  8. "She MAY support the right of New York's legislature to pass that law but she most definitely does not support the law."

    I agree with you that, contrary to the awkward wording you cited from the article, she does NOT support the law that passed in NY.
    But it's also clear that she does NOT even support the state's right to make such a law. All she was acknowledging was states presently have the right to make such laws (which is nothing but an obvious fact). But she wants to actually CHANGE the Constitution of the United States to undo the will of New Yorkers and to take away the right of a state to make such a law.

    Posted by: GregV | Jun 26, 2011 5:33:38 PM

  9. it is time for them to add an i.q. test into the constitution for anyone running for president. time to take the morons out of the race. the tea party must really be hard up for palin and bachmann to be their idols.

    Posted by: walter | Jun 26, 2011 5:59:07 PM

  10. Please let her win the Teapublican nomination. PLEASE!!!

    Posted by: Seven | Jun 26, 2011 6:15:25 PM

  11. using her religious beliefs to put forward law. she gotta fall.

    Posted by: kodiak | Jun 26, 2011 6:51:14 PM


    Posted by: Johnn | Jun 26, 2011 7:32:00 PM

  13. I had my heart set on the Republicans nominting Palin but Bachmann could be even more fun. Has a Presidential Candidate ever lost every state?

    Posted by: AUSTIN | Jun 26, 2011 7:32:16 PM


    Posted by: Jim | Jun 26, 2011 7:46:29 PM

  15. "I'd rather be mistaken for a Muslim than a bigot."

    Frank, what's the difference? Currently, only Muslim countries have the death penalty for gays. Did you not know that?

    Posted by: Max | Jun 26, 2011 9:19:45 PM

  16. She'd also like to make baked goods a food group, declare war on Greenland for melting all of their ice, and fine that lost penguin in Australia for not getting proper permits to travel that far because he could be a terrorist, or worse, a homosexual.

    Posted by: vwdavy | Jun 27, 2011 12:32:46 AM

  17. Watch Bachmann's husband raising his arms and squealing as his booty-bump kicks in... (or something):

    Posted by: mattgmd | Jun 27, 2011 4:36:58 AM

  18. I support a constitutional amendment banning Christianity.

    Posted by: Attmay | Jun 27, 2011 11:53:35 AM

  19. she is hateful and totally crazy

    Posted by: Stephen | Jun 28, 2011 3:06:27 AM

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