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Bachmann: I've Been Swiss All Along

She says she became Swiss as soon as she married Marcus

(Newser) - Michele Bachmann today tried to downplay the revelation that she'd become a Swiss citizen , saying she has actually been a Swiss citizen for 34 years, but just hadn't bothered to tell anyone. "I automatically became a dual citizen … in 1978 when I married my husband, Marcus.... More »

In Iowa, Mr. Bachmann Busy Buying Doggie Sunglasses

That's what 'best campaigner in family' was doing yesterday

(Newser) - Marcus Bachmann is "the best campaigner" in the family, wife Michele said in a speech thanking supporters after the Iowa caucuses, but he wasn't exactly campaigning while the rest of the team was out stirring up support on Main Street in Des Moines. No, "he was out... More »

Bachmann Hubby Calls Kinsey Report on Gays a 'Myth'

Gay-friendly supporter questions candidate in Iowa

(Newser) - Michele Bachmann's husband put another notch in his anti-gay belt yesterday. Marcus Bachmann, whose Christian clinic urges patients to abandon homosexuality , had a memorable exchange with a gay-friendly Bachmann supporter (so they exist?) while stumping with Michele at an Iowa pizza restaurant, CNN reports . The supporter, Kathy Schnell, even... More »

Bachmann: 'Submission' Means Respect

Candidate asked if she'd be submissive to her husband

(Newser) - Michele Bachmann believes wives should be submissive to their husbands—she has said she obtained a tax law degree only because her husband told her to—so would she remain submissive to her husband as president? That question from the Washington Examiner’s Byron York last night drew boos from... More »

Lay Off Marcus Bachmann

'Deeply closeted' or not, there's 'no evidence' he's a hypocrite: Meghan Daum

(Newser) - An “angry mob” of gay-rights supporters are slamming the anti-gay Marcus Bachmann, suggesting he’s a hypocrite who’s not as “straight an arrow as he purports to be.” Though Bachmann’s views on homosexuality are indefensible, the activists themselves may be the real hypocrites, writes Meghan... More »

Gay Activists: Bachmann a 'Target-Rich Environment'

Organizations say she and her husband are 'harmful to children'

(Newser) - Michele Bachmann has her haters, but now gay rights groups are setting their sights on the Minnesota Republican, with one activist calling her a "target-rich environment." Human rights organizations say they plan to home in this summer on Bachmann's past anti-gay efforts in Minnesota, reports Politico . Bachmann... More »

Bachmanns Leave Church as Anti-Catholic Fracas Flares

Lutheran synod equated pope with antichrist, said homosexuality is a sin

(Newser) - One thing is for certain: You won't catch Michele and Marcus Bachmann darkening the door of the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, which they attended for more than a decade. The would-be first couple officially left their longtime church in June, reports the LA Times, after taking heat in recent... More »

Marcus Bachmann: My Clinics Aren't Anti-Gay

He hits back at critics who slammed his 'reparative therapy'

(Newser) - Despite the fact that an ex-patient says Marcus Bachmann's Christian counseling clinic urged him to "pray the gay away," Bachmann says that turning people straight is not the focus of his business. "We don't have an agenda or a philosophy of trying to change someone,... More »

Marcus Bachmann Sends Stewart's Gaydar Off Charts

Jon zings 'center square gay' homophobe

(Newser) - Jon Stewart nearly explodes on the Daily Show last night holding in a flood of zingers he'd like to deliver about the apparent sexual orientation of Michele Bachmann's seemingly self-hating gay-bashing husband Marcus. But he holds his tongue as best he can, finally spilling that the mister has... More »

Bachmann: Gay Lifestyle Is 'Personal Despair'

Candidate bares view in speech

(Newser) - If anyone is still confused about where GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann stands on gays, Gawker has discovered a quote that should settle the matter. "We need to have profound compassion for the people who are dealing with the very real issue of sexual dysfunction in their life, and... More »

Patient: Bachmann Clinic Told Me to 'Pray Away Gay'

Medicaid-funded Christian counseling urged 're-orientation'

(Newser) - A former patient of the clinic owned and run by Michele Bachmann's husband says he was urged to "pray away the gay" when he went for therapy there. He was told prayer could help him be "re-oriented" and "rid him of his homosexual urges," ex-patient... More »

Twitterverse Titters Over 'Gay' Mr. Bachmann

Observers speculate he protests gay marriage too much

(Newser) - Political observers' gaydar is super-piqued by the intriguing Mr. Michele Bachmann, particularly because the therapist is so rabidly anti-gay. "It's pretty much a given that the most vociferously homophobic men are usually repressing something," chortles actor James Urbaniak . "But, oh Mary, Marcus takes the ever-loving cake.... More »

Bachmann Hubby's Clinic Scored $137K From Medicaid

Subsidies run smack into Tea Party candidate's criticism of subsidies

(Newser) - A clinic run by Michele Bachmann's therapist husband has collected $137,000 in payments from a program lashed by the GOP presidential candidate: Medicaid. Those payments are on top of an additional $30,000 in government grant money for employee training at Marcus Bachmann's clinic. The clinic, which... More »

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