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“Gays Can Marry, As Long As They Marry The Opposite Sex”

Jim Burroway

December 1st, 2011

That, in a nutshell, was Michele Bachmann’s answer to a high school student’s question asking why gay couples can’t get married:

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Maybe she wouldn’t mind then if I were to marry her daughter.

Oh wait, what am I thinking? Just look at her husband.

Alexandra Petri at The Washington Post has a field day with this: ”This is the sound of a thousand heads hitting a thousand desks.”

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Richard
December 1st, 2011 | LINK

“Gays Can Marry, As Long As They Marry The Opposite Sex”.

So when they talk endlessly about the sacred notion of the “sanctity” of marriage – sham marriages are included in this. Hmm…

Charles
December 1st, 2011 | LINK

Ah, I have never heard that one before. The fact is that gays can marry one another but the marriage will not be recognized by most states and certainly not by the federal government.

Richard Rush
December 1st, 2011 | LINK

I think I’m finally getting it: To create stronger family bonds with lower divorce rates, thus producing greater well-being for children, and an overall healthier society, homosexual men should marry heterosexual women.

When you properly utilize magic logic, it all makes perfect sense.

David in Houston
December 1st, 2011 | LINK

It’s such a preposterously stupid comment, does anyone really need to refute it? No one believes for a second that she actually wants straight people to marry gay people (excluding her own marriage, of course). It’s just her way of trying to rationalize her own bigotry.

Yes, Michele, laws NEVER change in our country. Blacks are still slaves, women can’t vote, and marriage equality isn’t legal in 6 states and 10 countries. Just when you thought politicians couldn’t get any dumber, Michele is there to prove us wrong.

Richard Rush
December 1st, 2011 | LINK

Michele’s comments really are not anything new. I’ve heard others say the same thing for years. Specifically, I heard Michael Medved say it repeatedly on his radio show several years ago. He said it as though he was revealing his great insight into how gays really have always had marriage equality.

WMDKitty
December 2nd, 2011 | LINK

”This is the sound of a thousand heads hitting a thousand desks.”

Oh, so that’s what that noise was. I’ve been wondering if we had an earthquake, or something…

Ivan
December 2nd, 2011 | LINK

Well, it worked for Marcus.

Ian
December 2nd, 2011 | LINK

If laws don’t change, Michelle would be in the kitchen making sandwiches, yet she could not grasp the very idea that allowed her to run for president.

Christopher
December 2nd, 2011 | LINK

All these wives would look fabulous…

Ben In Oakland
December 2nd, 2011 | LINK

As always, look at the subtext.

What Bachmann is really saying is that Marriage ITSELF is the goal, not sharing and building a life and family with the one you love.

Talk about changing the defintion of marriage?

David L Rattigan
December 2nd, 2011 | LINK

She’s right. It’s a bit like in Saudi Arabia, where Muslims and Christians have equal rights. Christians are just as free to worship publicly, as long as they worship Allah. Who can complain?

NoxiousNan
December 2nd, 2011 | LINK

Michele, there was no Federal Dept Education when you were growing up? Well, it shows!

David in Houston, I generally agree with you that the last thing the anti-LGBT crowd wants is for gays to marry straights, but in Michele’s case, I wonder. Perhaps she genuinely believes its a working solution…some sort of noble sacrifice of daughters or something.

Regan DuCasse
December 4th, 2011 | LINK

Hey Jim, don’t print my comment. I wasn’t trying to be disrespectful, but I had in mind the music being played when Bachman was on Fallon’s show that caused such a kerfuffle.
I’ve been SO cranky lately!

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