Michele Bachmann backpedals, says same-sex marriage actually isn't "boring"

The conservative congresswoman drew criticism for implying she'd lost anti-gay fervor at the Value Voters Summit

Published September 29, 2014 6:29PM (EDT)

  (AP/Carolyn Kaster)
(AP/Carolyn Kaster)

Well, it turns out Michele Bachmann isn't done fighting against marriage equality. The conservative Minnesota congresswoman drew a few furrowed brows from the right over the weekend after saying that same-sex marriage is "not an issue" and that the topic is actually "boring" now. Although the statement might have made Bachmann appear apathetic when she's spent years endorsing anti-gay legislation, she told WorldNetDaily that that is not the case at all.

“What I said is that this won’t be the issue that drives the 2014 election,” Bachmann 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," the congresswoman added. "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.”

As the Huffington Post points out, Bachmann did not mention the partisan issues that she claims she meant to imply in her original remarks.

(h/t Right Wing Watch)


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