The 16 year old girl in the linked video below, who challenges Michelle Bachmann, didn’t realize the faulty logic in Bachmann’s argument against same sex marriage. Bachmann says that the government protects the equal rights of all people. The girl asks why gay people do not have the right to enter into a same sex marriage.
Bachmann’s answer is because that is what the law says. Then Bachmann implies that allowing same sex marriage counter to the law would be granting special privileges to one particular group. Therefore equal rights under the law would not be guaranteed. Continue reading