Bachmann Doesn’t Agree With Veto Against Gay Discrimination
Matt | On 05, Mar 2014
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has offered her two cents worth of commentary on last week’s veto of SB1062 by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer.
If you remember, the bill was designed to give “religious freedom” to Arizona residents by allowing them to choose whether or not they wanted to do business with people that are or are believed to be gay. After a few days of consideration, Brewer did the right thing and vetoed the bill. She was under pressure from several big businesses and groups and even other Republicans.
Not everyone was happy about her veto. Bachmann mentioned this week in an interview with Yahoo’s Fine Print, “Right now, there’s a terrible intolerance afoot in the United States, and it’s against people who hold sincerely held religious beliefs.” [SOURCE]
What I am seeing is Bachmann turning this around and making the bigots the new victims. In her world, it is everyone else who is turning on people of faith .. as if gay people don’t have faith.
Bachmann fails to realize that Gov. Brewer may have saved herself and her family some trouble. Her husband, Marcus, at one time was reported to have run a “pray-the-gay-away” therapy location. Yet, comedians like Jon Stewart and the broader media have openly questioned Mr. Bachmann’s true sexuality. What the couple does in their bedroom, however, is their business.
If SB1062 had passed, then any
Congresswoman’s effeminate husband could be profiled or denied services on the basic principle that he “might” be gay. I am not saying this would be the case with Michele Bachmann. But, I am sure she would not want any Congresswoman to face this kind of threat toward their effeminate husband.
Again, I am simply reminding Bachmann of the threat to women .. you know .. umm, who she may or may not know .. with effeminate husbands. I want Bachmann to get out of her victim-thinking for a moment and realize that
she women may have dodged a bullet.