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Michele Bachmann: ‘The gay community have so bullied the American people’

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Monday, March 10, 2014
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.)
Still reeling from the demise of Arizona’s “right-to-discriminate” bill, Michele Bachmann said last week that she is tired of gay people “bullying” her and the American people.

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Student petitions governor, lawmakers to ban conversion therapy in Minnesota

| Monday, November 25, 2013
Alec Fischer
EDINA, Minn. -- An openly gay University of Minnesota political science major is spearheading a petition asking Minnesota's Gov. Mark Dayton and state lawmakers to pass a law in the upcoming 2014 legislative session that would ban "ex-gay" therapy for minors.

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Bachmann to headline conference of anti-gay, anti-women’s rights activists, birthers, truthers

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Michele Bachmann
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) will be joining some of the most extreme right-wing activists in the country at the upcoming Awakening 2013 conference, which is organized by the Liberty University-affiliated Liberty Counsel.

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Anti-gay Michele Bachmann in danger of losing congressional seat

| Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Michele Bachmann
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- A recently conducted internal tracking poll for Democrats in Minnesota’s new 6th Congressional District shows that GOP incumbent Michele Bachmann could be in trouble.

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Bachmann: ‘I’m not judgmental’ for calling gays ‘a part of Satan’

| Tuesday, March 6, 2012
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Appearing on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight," U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) on Monday downplayed her well-documented history of anti-gay sentiment, and called Morgan “absolutely rude” for suggesting that she has been judgmental of the gay community.

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Rolling Stone: Evangelicals in Michele Bachmann’s district have created an anti-gay climate

| Sunday, February 5, 2012
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For nearly three years, people living in the suburban Minnesota's Anoka-Hennepin area have been dealing with not only a rash of LGBTQ youth committing suicide, but a cultural environment that at times seems nearly a war zone as the greater LGBTQ community and its supporters have squared off against the small but well-funded virulently anti-gay conservatives.

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Bachmann’s exit from presidential race cheered by LGBT advocates

CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade | Wednesday, January 4, 2012
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Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann on Wednesday announced her exit from the race for the White House — much to the delight of LGBT advocates who abhorred the anti-gay positions she espoused during her campaign.

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Santorum’s success in Iowa caucus likely to increase gay-related debate

| Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Rick Santorum
The Republican presidential field’s most anti-gay candidate scored big Tuesday night when he landed in a virtual tie for first place in the Iowa caucuses with the candidate who has been seen by the media as the party’s most viable candidate against President Obama.

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2011: A riveting year for presidential campaigns, anti-gay politicians

| Saturday, December 31, 2011
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Few in the GOP field could rival President Obama with their records on LGBT issues, and yet, the outcome of the Republican presidential race riveted the attention of LGBT people in 2011. Many of the contenders were notoriously anti-gay. They were often asked about, or were inclined to share, their positions on gay-related issues.

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Vander Plaats’ pay-for-play scandal: Charged a million bucks for endorsement

By Zack Ford and Igor Volsky
Think Progress LGBT
| Friday, December 23, 2011
Bob Vander Plaats
Bob Vander Plaats’ endorsement of Rick Santorum has produced a backlash among conservatives in Iowa, some of whom are accusing the "Family Leader"president of engaging in “pay for play” schemes and selling his coveted support to the highest bidder.

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