On Wednesday during a town hall event in Iowa at the Waverly Pizza Ranch, Bachmann was questioned by an attendee named Jane Schmidt. Schmidt, the president of Waverly High School Gay Straight Alliance, asked Bachmann why gay couples can’t marry. Despite the fact that gay marriage is legal in 6 states plus Washington DC, and is allowed by the US armed forces, Bachmann claimed that same sex couples have no right to wed, and that gay people can marry as long as it is to a person of the opposite sex.
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Michele Bachmann has long been opposed to the LGBT community. Her husband runs a ‘pray away the gay’ clinic. Bachmann once again has no idea what she is talking about. Legalizing same-sex marriage wouldn’t grant gay couples a “special privilege.” It would grant them the same special privilege that straight couples have enjoyed for centuries.