Michele Bachmann
Read here about Michele Bachmann, Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Minnesota's 6th district. An original supporter of the Tea Party, Bachman is a founder of the House Tea Party Caucus and has been dubbed the "Queen of the Tea Party". Read about why this 2012 candidate for the Republican presidential nomination dropped out in January 2012 after finishing in sixth place in the Iowa caucuses. Michele Bachmann previously served in the Minnesota State Senate, where she campaigned tirelessly against gay marriage and LGBT rights. She is the first Republican woman to represent the state in Congress, but announced in May 2013 that she would not seek re-election in 2014.
WATCH: Pro-Equality Judges Need Plumbing Lessons, Says Louie Gohmert
January 16 2014 7:35 PM ET

WATCH: Pro-Equality Judges Need Plumbing Lessons, Says Louie Gohmert

Trudy Ring

The right-wing Texas congressman finds yet another justification for his homophobia, while Michele Bachmann chimes in as well.

Michele Bachmann Excludes LGBT Parents From Adoption Resolution
November 22 2013 3:40 PM ET

Michele Bachmann Excludes Gay Parents in Adoption Resolution

Daniel Reynolds

The Minnesota representative has rejected a request from Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, who is gay, to include language that supports LGBT parents in an adoption resolution.

Op-ed: Liberal is the New F Word
November 21 2013 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Liberal Is the New F Word

Neal Broverman

If someone hates liberals, they probably hate gays and transgender people, too. Just ask Sarah Palin.

Op-ed: That's Right, I Was a Republican
October 09 2013 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: That's Right, I Was a Republican

Lucas Grindley

Self-acceptance depends on which groups we're part of — especially if that group is the GOP.

WATCH: The John Boehner Party Gets Wild on SNL
October 06 2013 2:56 PM ET

WATCH: The John Boehner Party Gets Wild on SNL

Lucas Grindley

Republicans know how to have a good time — at your expense.

Op-ed: How to Know When Republicans Really Have Changed
September 25 2013 11:52 AM ET

Op-ed: How to Know When Republicans Really Have Changed

Lucas Grindley

How the GOP treats Ted Cruz could be an indicator of whether it's sincere about a big-tent makeover.

WATCH: Minn. Rep. Sings to Celebrate Marriage Equality
August 03 2013 8:00 AM ET

WATCH: Minn. Rep. Sings to Celebrate Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

The day before his state began performing same-sex marriages, the Minnesota Democrat filmed a special message to his constituents.

Meet the Man Who Brought Marriage Equality to Minnesota
August 01 2013 2:00 AM ET

Meet the Man Who Brought Marriage Equality to Minnesota

Sunnivie Brydum

Coming soon to a state near you.

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Michele Bachmann?
July 09 2013 4:00 AM ET

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Michele Bachmann?

Lucas Grindley

Attack ads are pervasive in politics, but none call out antigay candidates — yet. Is now the time to go negative?

Right-Wingers: Court Doesn't Change God's Law
June 26 2013 11:55 AM ET

Right-Wingers: Court Doesn't Change God's Law

Trudy Ring

Michele Bachmann and others cited the Bible and the 'best interest of children' in denouncing today's rulings.

Antigay Pol Announces Run for Bachmann's Seat
June 07 2013 10:39 PM ET

Antigay Pol Announces Run for Bachmann's Seat

Trudy Ring

Tom Emmer has views as staunchly anti-LGBT as Michele Bachmann's.

Michele Bachmann's Future, as Imagined by 'Funny or Die'
May 30 2013 5:08 PM ET

WATCH: Michele Bachmann's Future, as Seen by Funny or Die

Jami Smith

What will the Bachmann family do with all of their free time after Michele retires?

WATCH: Michele Bachmann Isn't Seeking Reelection
May 29 2013 11:42 AM ET

Why We Hope Michele Bachmann Stays in Retirement

Sunnivie Brydum

The four-term congresswoman from Minnesota announced Tuesday that she will not seek a fifth term.

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