Federalism or Marriage?

by Maggie Gallagher

Michele Bachmann is the original sponsor of the Minnesota Marriage Amendment that just passed the legislature. She has been visionary at a time when people denounced you as insane for saying that, after gay marriage, public schools will teach about gay marriage and religious liberty will be influenced.

She struggled with vigorously endorsing both marriage and states’ rights. But the overall takeaway from the gay-marriage segment of the debate: All of the plausible candidates support a federal marriage amendment, if necessary.

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