Michele Bachmann Goes Both Ways On Gay Marriage
If you listened to what Michele Bachmann said on Fox News Sunday today, you’d think that she believed that same-sex marriage is an issue that should be left to the states:
BACHMANN: In New York state, they have passed the law at the state legislative level and, under the 10th amendment, the states have the right to set the laws that they want to set.
WALLACE: So even though you oppose it, then its ok from — your point of view — for New York to say that same-sex marriage is legal.
BACHMANN: That is up to the people of New York. I think that it’s best to allow the people to decide on this issue. I think it’s best if there is an amendment that goes on the ballot, where people can weigh in. […]
WALLACE: But you would agree, if its passed by the state legislature and signed by the governor then that’s the state’s position.
BACHMANN: It’s state law. And the 10th amendmet reserves to the states that right.
Just minutes later, though, Bachmann said this:
On Sunday, GOP presidential contender Rep. Michele Bachmann said she would support a federal constitutional amendment which would overturn New York state’s new law legalizing gay marriage and similar laws in other states.
On Fox News Sunday, Rep. Bachmann reiterated calls for an amendment that would define marriage as “between a man and woman.”
Bachmann has stated her support for a Federal Marriage Amendment before, such as earlier this month at the Faith & Freedom Conference:
So, which is it Congresswoman? Is marriage an issue that should be left to the states, or do you want to impose your will, and your religious beliefs, on everyone else?
I think I know the answer.