Michele Bachmann: Same-sex marriage is ‘boring’
Michele Bachmann has said that she thinks that same-sex marriage is “not an issue” and is “boring.”
The Minnesota congresswoman made the comments in an interview with Michelangelo Signoreli Friday at the 2014 Values Voter Summit, a conservative issues forum, in Washington, DC.
Some conservatives feel this could be the senator, known for her anti-gay position, silently giving up the fight against marriage equality.
Brian Fischer, radio host for the American Family Association who co-sponsors the Values Voter Summit, responded to Bachmann’s comments saying he would need to know more about what the congresswoman meant, and that the fight against same-sex marriage was not over.
He said: “Well, I’d have to know more about what Representative Bachmann meant when she said that. The debate is far from settled. We’ve got a long way to go. Unfortunately, there are people in the conservative movement who have sort of given up. There are even evangelical leaders sending signals that the battle is over, that the battle is lost. ‘We’ll never be able to capture the millennials. They’re gone.’ I think it’s way premature for that.”
In a follow up interview with WorldNetDaily, Bachmann clarified her quote to Singoreli, saying same-sex marriage will not be the driving issue in the 2014 midterm elections.
She said: “I told the reporter it’s getting boring having them only press this issue with Republicans while ignoring Democrats. The media loves to divide us on this issue. They look for something all the time. I said nothing different. I’m the woman who carried the traditional marriage amendment in Minnesota, and I stand firm in my belief that marriage should be between one man and one woman.”