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Bachman v. Gays
Civil Rights – Michele Bachmann on Fox News Sunday told host Chris Wallace that if Armageddon occurs – in other words if she is elected president of the United States – that she will stop judges from having the audacity to tell people what the laws are! Or in other words, do their job.
Summing up the raison d’etre of the Tea Party, which appears to be don’t tell me what to do, Bachmann slammed judges in Iowa for enacting legislation that made it the first state to legalize same-sex marriage.
On Sunday, Bachman said that the “people of Iowa are sick and tired of having judges tell them what their laws are. They’re not a super-legislature. And they need to act like judges [and be homophobic]. As President of the United States I will only appoint judges that will apply the strict construction or the original intent of the Constitution of the United States [and your first slave is on me].”
Naturally the irony of the fact that she wants said judges to tell people that same-sex marriage is wrong and thus illegal, meaning that they will be “telling them what their laws are,” is lost on Bachmann.
Based off of her statement, however, one would venture to believe that Bachmann would then support same-sex marriage in states like New York where the legislature voted to make it legal, but no, that would make sense.
She said: “Marriage, historically, for all human history has been between a man and a woman. It hasn’t been the same-sex marriage.”
As Huffington Post aptly noted: “Bachmann’s understanding of jurisprudence is frightening and disappointing.”
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