With the news coming out over the weekend that Republican Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann was the winner of the straw poll in Ames, Iowa, we are now starting to get some of the major fallout when it comes to some of the politician’s controversial comments in the past about gay rights. (In one interview, she went on to call the lifestyle both “sad” and “personal bondage.”)
Following her victory, Bachmann made an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” where she was grilled at length about the topic. However, she largely chose to just dodge the question to the best of her ability:
“I am running of the Presidency of the United States, I am not running to be anyone’s judge … my view on marriage is that I view marriage to be a man and a woman. I ascribe honor and dignity to every person, no matter what their background. They have honor and they have dignity.”
A number of activists for LGBT rights over the past few months have slammed Bachmann for her views, and now singer Adam Lambert (who recently was the recipient of the Equality Idol Award at the 2011 Los Angeles Equality Awards) is doing the same. In a post on Twitter, Lambert linked to Bachmann’s “Meet the Press” interview and said the following:
“Yup girl, your views are too clear: you’re an extremely ignorant woman who just grins when she’s called out. No thanks.”
What do you think about Bachmann’s comments, and about how Adam has chosen to comment on the issue?