On the campaign trail, gay rights just won’t go away

Brian Montopoli of CBS News notes that over the last week, Romney, Perry, Bachmann and Santorum all got challenged, quite forcefully, by gay civil rights supporters.  This one is my favorite:

Last week, an eight-year-old boy approached Michele Bachmann at a book signing and, after prodding, said, “Ms. Bachmann – my mommy’s gay but she doesn’t need any fixing.” Bachmann later called it “reprehensible” that the mother encouraged the child to make the comment. (It was the second time Bachmann had been challenged in recent weeks: She was also questioned by a high school student in Waverly, Iowa, who asked what she would do to support the LGBT community and pressed her on marriage rights for same-sex couples.)

Reprehensible? Try brilliant.


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