At this weekend’s Faith & Freedom Conference in Washington, D.C., Rep. Michele Bachmann told attendees she was pleased that a constitutional amendment that would bar same-sex couples from marrying in Minnesota would be on the ballot in 2012.
Bachmann gained political notoriety in 2004 and 2005 when she aggressively pushed to have the amendment on the ballot even as Republicans were in the minority in the state Senate at the time. In her speech, Bachmann called for similar amendments in every state that does not yet have one. Bachmann said she was “at the tip of the spear” on the issue.
The Faith & Freedom Conference was put together by one-time associate of Jack Abramoff and former Christian Coalition head Ralph Reed. The conference drew leaders from anti–gay rights and anti–abortion rights activists as well as a number of potential presidential candidates.
Bachmann spoke about her role in pushing the amendment in 2004.
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