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GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann defended the two clinics she runs with her husband on a recent episode of Leno. Asking Bachmann why gay people shouldn't have the right to be happily married, Leno said: "That whole 'pray the gay away' thing, What? I don't get that." She's offering what she calls a Christian counseling service. The clinics have come under fire because they use a controversial therapy that encourages gay and lesbian patients to change their sexual orientation.
On Sunday's Meet The Press, David Gregory challenged GOP hopeful Michele Bachmann on her anti-gay views. Among other things he asked whether she believes a same-sex couple raising children constitutes a “family.” Bachmann doesn’t. The 2010 Census shows that there are at least 13,718 same-sex couples living in Bachmann’s home state of Minnesota, and 2,372 of those couples report raising children.
GREGORY: Can a gay couple who adopt children, in your mind, be considered a “family”?
GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann was leaving the stage at the end of her 40-minute speech at a right-wing conference when a Minneapolis lawyer "glitter bombed" her. “My response to Michele Bachmann’s hateful and anti-gay rhetoric was light-hearted, but these issues are very serious,” said Rachel Lang, the glitter-tosser, in a press release. Lang, who is straight but has at least two gay family members, said she dropped the glitter on Bachmann to protest her opposition to gay rights and her support for a ministry that also opposes them.