In a few weeks, I will perform a marriage ceremony in New York City for two 87-year-old friends of mine. These men have been together as a loving couple for 55 years, and as a result of the recent New York State legislature’s decision, they will now be able to wed. I can hardly wait to say, “By the authority vested in me by the state of New York, you are now legally married.” Despite Peter and Kenneth having lived through the years where being gay was considered a mental illness, their love and their life together survived and flourished.
In contrast, Minnesota congresswoman and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann and her husband, Marcus, have both publicly supported the proposition that homosexuality can be cured through therapy, prayer, or a combination of the two. Undercover visits to Marcus Bachmann’s clinic demonstrate that it offers ex-gay therapy, where patients are advised to “read the Bible [and] pray to God that [they] would no longer be gay.” In 2004, Michele Bachmann openly supported the ex-gay theory, referring then to the “deep emotional wounds” that being gay causes and the “message of healing that is possible,” according to a report in The Advocate.
Complete article at Washington Post : http://wapo.st/pH1pXk