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.

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

7:00 AM

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

October 09 2013 6:00 AM

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

October 06 2013 2:56 PM

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

September 25 2013 11:52 AM

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

August 03 2013 8:00 AM

Coming soon to a state near you.

August 01 2013 2:00 AM

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

July 09 2013 4:00 AM