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11/21/2011

No surprise: Bachmann being both anti-equality and disingenuous

by Jeremy Hooper

On her recently launched "No Surprises" site, GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann attempts to make Rick Perry and Mitt Romney seem too fond of same-sex marriage for the Republican Party's liking:

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[Bachmann's "No Surprises" site]

Such nonsense. Yes, Romney was more supportive back when he was facing off against Ted Kennedy. And yes, Gov. Perry gave lip service to New York, saying that the 10th Amendment calls conservatives to stay out of another state's legislative business. But both men have signed on to the National Organization For Marriage's uber-egregious "Marriage Pledge," which goes so far as to demand a McCarthy-like presidential commission for the purposes of investigating the concocted "marriage defamation" that NOM has turned into an art form. As governors, both men spoke out against marriage equality in their respective states. And yes, both men are on record, per that same NOM "Marriage Pledge," as being in support of a discriminatory Federal Marriage Amendment (so-called).

It's no surprise that a consistently low-polling Bachmann would seek any and every one of her top-tier opponents' potential vulnerabilities. But when it comes to LGBT people and their constitutional rights, all three of these candidates are firmly planted on the wrong side of history. Which is sadly the big "no surprise" story here: The GOP's insistent stranglehold on hostile "culture wars."

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