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Better Know Bachmann: Why Marcus Matters

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn, wants you to leave her husband alone. When asked during a question and answer session at the National Press Club if she supported her husband’s dangerous practice of reparative therapy, Rep. Bachmann dismissed questions about Marcus as irrelevant to her presidential campaign. An

interesting take, considering Marcus Bachmann is not just her husband but also her main political advisor. He's also on record spouting homophobic rants that are curiously similar to Michele’s “little barbarian” comment in 2006.

Though Michele was able to punt the question at the National Press Club meeting, it neither eliminates the couple's disdain for the LGBT community, nor how Rep. Bachmann has shaped legislation based on their shared homophobia.

With August recess quickly approaching, HRC is launching a national campaign “Demand Equality Face to Face,” encouraging our members and supporters to schedule meetings with their Senators and Representatives. A voter’s personal story can have immeasurable effect on a lawmaker’s position.  Sign-up today.

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