In this week's Village Voice cover story, we take a long look at why the choice for gays and lesbians to marry (or not) is important. When recent Iowa Straw Poll winner Michele Bachmann stepped into the ring at Meet the Press yesterday, it was a doozy in terms of holding the presidential hopeful accountable on her dismal record on LGBT equality. As shocking as it was to see NBC's David Gregory actually commit an act of journalism on MTP, he did so brilliantly, replete with awkward silences and even more awkward tape quotes.
Gregory played tape from a 2004 speech Bachmann gave in which, among other gems, she said calling homosexuality "gay" was "part of Satan." The speech, which we at Runnin Scared brought to you a month ago and many gay publications have been talking about for a while, was largely relegated to LGBT circles. So it was fascinating to see MTP play Bachman's words for Bachmann's ears on a mainstream political show.
Complete article at Village Voice : http://bit.ly/q9xE5D