Iowa Students Challenge Michele Bachmann on Same-Sex Marriage, Gay Issues: VIDEO


Here's the MUST-WATCH video of the day. High school student Jane Schmidt challenged Michele Bachmann's position on same-sex marriage at an Iowa campaign stop asking why gays can't marry.

Bachmann responds that gays can marry, they just need to marry the opposite sex!


Schmidt also asked about GSAs.

Another student then asks Bachmann how she would stop Muslims from being ostracized for their faith if she's pushing Christian prayer in public schools.

Finally, someone's asking Bachmann some good questions!

Here's part of the transcript (via the Des Moines Register)

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.