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Tell the GOP Candidates: Reject Bachmann's Support of Reparative Therapy


Leading Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann and her husband, Marcus, hold some of the most extreme and disturbing anti-LGBT views of any candidate and spouse.

Dr. Marcus Bachmann once said gay people were "barbarians" who "needed to be disciplined." But the Bachmanns' homophobia goes well beyond words alone: They've both publicly supported the dangerous theory of "ex-gay," which says homosexuality can be cured or even prayed away.

Congresswoman Bachmann openly supported the ex-gay theory at a 2004 Conference, referring then to the "deep emotional wounds" that being gay causes and the "message of healing that is possible." Marcus Bachmann's clinic also reportedly offers ex-gay therapy, which the American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association have both strongly repudiated.

Join us in calling on all of the Republican presidential candidates to speak out against the Bachmanns' dangerous, homophobic activities and stand against “ex-gay” therapy.

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