Rep. Michele Bachmann
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is the Cher of Anti-Gay Divas, minus the sequins and Indian headdress. She’s always impeccably dressed. (We’ve never seen her in plaid.) Her hair and make-up are fabulous. And she knows how to accessorize. She also knows how to work a corn dog with the best of them. And let’s not forget that she’s married to a gay man (allegedly). She is the quintessential example of what we’ve been talking about.
A night out with her would entail tequila shots straight up with no chaser. Because that’s the other thing about Bachmann: crazy as she is, the bitch doesn’t kid around.
Where do we even begin?
Bachmann’s longstanding hatred of gay people is so extensive we couldn’t possibly list everything she’s said, but you can click here for some of her greatest hits.
Over the years, she’s said she supports both federal and state constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage and any legal equivalents. When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down DOMA earlier this summer, Bachmann held a press conference in which she said the court had “attacked our constitution!” Oh, the drama!
She also believes that you can “pray the gay away.” She and her husband, Marcus, own a Christian counseling clinic in Minnesota that tries to “re-orient” gay patients and turn them straight. Which is about as long a shot as her next presidential run. She even spied on a gay pride rally once from behind some bushes, which is just downright bizarre.
It’s probably safe to say Bachmann is a lost cause for the LGBT rights movement. She’ll never change her views. But we love to hate her anyway, corn dog ‘n all.
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