Marcus Bachmann: Gay or Straight?

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Marcus looks gay in this picture.
Now that Michele Bachmann is being taken seriously as a GOP presidential candidate, national scrutiny has begun to focus on her husband Marcus.

Specifically: Is this dude gay or what?

Marcus set off Cher's gaydar last week and before long #MarcusBachmannissogay was a trending topic on Twitter.

So is Marcus Bachmann a gay man who can't find his way out of the closet? Or is he really as manly as the First Dude Todd Palin, who has been known to hunt animals and ride a snow mobile, never while lisping.

Let's take a close look at the evidence.

The Case in Favor: Evidence Marcus Bachmann is gay

He's married to Michele Bachmann. Michele has a long, long history of living comfortably with lies. If Marcus wanted to live in the closet, he'd be hardpressed to find someone better at prolonged self-deception than Congresswoman Bachmann.

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This video sure seems gay--not that there's anything wrong with that
Marcus runs a faith-based clinic that helps "ungay" clients.  His Bachmann & Associates clinic has been counseling self-hating homos for more than two decades. Why would a straight man want to spend so much time talking to gay men about their sex lives? Unless he was living vicariously ...?

The video evidence.
Cher and others who question Dr. Bachmann's sexuality point to this video of Marcus mincing, lisping and generally flitting about like a one-man gay stereotype. If you haven't seen Marcus in action, take a look and see if it sets off your gaydar.

The Case Against: Evidence Marcus Bachmann is straight

He's married to Michele Bachmann. Even Michele's most ardent opponent admit she's a MILF. Indeed, she and Marcus have five kids, which means Marcus presumably had sex with her. Man having sex with a woman = heterosexual.

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Marcus Bachmann, world-renowned heterosexual.
He runs a faith-based clinic that helps "ungay" clients. Why would a gay man spend so much time thinning the heard of potential gay men to hook up with? This is Stillwater we're talking about, so it's not as simple as going to the local Gay 90's for a covert hook-up.

He called gay people "barbarians."
To oppose gay marriage these days seems outdated. But referring to gays as "barbarians" who "must be disciplined" takes Dr. Bachmann to another level of intolerance. Or maybe it's just his weird gay role-playing fantasy.

With so much evidence going either way, the jury is still out. So we called the Bachmann campaign for comment to clarify once and for all if Marcus is gay or straight.

The campaign has not yet returned our phone call, but when we hear definitive word we will update this post with Marcus Bachmann's true sexual orientation.

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113 comments
bp34
bp34

If it walks, talks and quacks like a duck, and Marcus Bachmann does.  Does that make him?  No.  Does it seem likely?  Seems so.

Sunne1954home
Sunne1954home

is this a real news article?  really!?  making up crap and passing it off as news.  what will the qrs think of next?  oh yeah, wait a minute.  how about this-anyone who finds qrs repulsive is gay, we are all gay and people who think children should be no where near kids are all closet cases.  all rubbish. all dieas proferred by the very tiny qr "community" 

voice of reason
voice of reason

i take it then that all the bachmann haters here are secretly republicans

Chrissianne_b
Chrissianne_b

He is just another Ted Haggerty and so many other like him:  A gay man who doesn't want to be gay, so attack other gays.  Marcus, accept your own homosexuality and just shut up already.  No amount of attacking other gays will make you straight.

Mmkrob
Mmkrob

He's an ass who doesn't know wtf he's talking about,gays are just like you and me! I know some who are kinder then he'll ever be!

Megan Forester
Megan Forester

He's gay. What other man could put up with her? He doesn't! They're just domestic partners!

LRB
LRB

Wow, this has got to be the stupidest article I've ever seen. My best friend was married to a man 15 years, had sex with him for the first 9, they had 2 kids, then he came out of the closet, and now they're divorced. Having sex with a woman doesn't mean he's not gay. What idiot wrote this piece??

truth hurts
truth hurts

Gay as the day is long....and I am gay. He is a queen!!

Mollyjenkins
Mollyjenkins

How sad you obviously have no proof whatsoever or you would have presented it. This is what the left does. No ability to debate ideas so they attack.

None
None

Michelle is not a MILF, she is more a MILFA mother I'd like to fade away. And take your weirdo family with you. 

Coolg
Coolg

Man having sex with a woman = heterosexual?  What about the 1000s of gays that fathered children with women in a marriage?  And the rest of your "straight" argument only reinforces the self-hatred aspects of this issue.

David Willard
David Willard

If one percent of the reportage in the last five years on conservatives was redirected on Democrats we would not have one of the most incompetent presidents and governors ever trying to run our country and state.  Get over it City Pages.  you have a niche.  Stop being bitchy for bitchy's sake!

Cinn
Cinn

Does he remind anyone else of Cam from Modern Family?

MSLGWCEO
MSLGWCEO

I think he's Gay but won't admit it. Probably prayed himself straight, but that doesn't appear to have worked out very well.

David Whitten
David Whitten

Look, we have seen the same type of defense mechanism being used with many who counter their issues with extreme behavior.  The defense mechanism in question is "reaction formation."  Typically, these individuals are on crusades against pornography, sin, premarital sex, etc.  But, time after time, we find where they are harboring much deeper secrets. 

If you think differently, then Senator Craig was only playing footsy with the police who obviously mistook his innocence.  The GOP tends to attract sexually-repressed individuals who turn their efforts of self-control toward the world in general.  Yes, Ted Haggard was cured of his like-gendered behavior in three weeks.  Sure. 

On the other side of the fence, we also have zealots who preach against "sins of the flesh."  Often, these Pastards are having affairs, fondling children, or sniffing the soiled panties of prostitutes. 

America, it is time to wake up and smell the coffee.  You are in denial!  Bachmann is expending way too much energy & focus upon one behavior which is not even considered to be a disorder in the DSM-IV-TR.  But, if you aren't licensed, you can say or do almost anything short of breaking the law. 

Look at how well Dr. Phil has done.  He lost his license with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists many years ago.  Guess what?  He is rogue.  He has been known to cure entire communities here in Texas (Elgin, Texas).  What a guy! 

Sydney
Sydney

If Machelle is elected president, Marcus will be the first, First Gay Husband!   We are looking at history.  Maybe we can turn the White house into the WHITE LOG CABIN!!

Sydney
Sydney

Does this mean that Machell is a Lesbian??!

Sydney
Sydney

Marcus just LOVES log cabins!   He loves Log Cabin Repubicans better than Tea Party Republicans.  Isn't that just FABOLOUS!! 

Marcus, I will met you at Fire Island next saturday, don't forget to wear your thong!

Sydney
Sydney

I was to help Marcus, so that he can continue to use his wife Machelle as a beard! I would be glad to make love to Machelle to keep up the appearance that Marcus is heterosexual!  When the  baby comes out looking half Chinese though, people might be suspicious again!

Sydney
Sydney

Marcus is not gay!  He is just EXTREMELY HAPPY!!!!!!!!

jeff_davis
jeff_davis

We live in thrilling times.  Last presidential election cycle we had Hillary vs Barack to see whether we would have the first woman president or the first black president.  Now, if Michelle Bachmann is elected, we will have the first woman president and the first male first lady.  The United States of America takes the lead in humanity's eternal struggle for equality and social justice.  Hurrah!

ThomasMc
ThomasMc

He and Ted Haggard should get a room.

beejjjjjj
beejjjjjj

Definitely gay.  The arguments against are not good arguments against.  First of all, to date I have not known of a fiercely anti-gay person who didn't eventually turn out to be gay.  And so he's married to a woman and they have had sex, so what? Ted Haggard and Larry Craig have, too.  I've had more than a handful of gay male friends who had previously had long marriages (with children) to women. I'm not sure how they made it work, but they said they did and were able to have sex lives with their wives (probably had to fantasize a lot to pull that off, just as many male heterosexuals often do after being with the same woman for many years).  But ultimately, they decided to be true to themselves and accept their true sexuality, which is gay.  They ended their long marriages and have never been with a woman since.  One of these friends told me that when he decided to end his marriage and came out to his wife, she then came out to HIM!  She was a lesbian!  So they had BOTH been living a lie.

Back to the Bachmann's, am I the only one who has wondered whether perhaps having all those foster kids might have been Marcus's idea so that he would always have the convenient excuse of being too busy for sex?

Jjmc179
Jjmc179

. he sure looks and sounds gay. that guy paul in the city of minneapolis facebook (like) looks like him

Frank
Frank

This might be a good time to dust off that documentary "One Nation Under God" - which pretty much blows the lid off the ex-gay movement and indicates that you can't pray the gay away or alter sexual orientation through traditional gendered behavior.  Check it out.

Frank
Frank

You're confusing homosexual with gay, heterosexual with straight.  One is an innate orientation, the other is behavior.  As history has long shown, one can be homosexual, but live a straight life.  As so many "experimental" college students have shown, one can also be heterosexual and live a gay life.  Bachmann seems to be a homosexual living a straight life -- and mistakenly believing that all men have homosexual urges and that they just need to repress them, as he seems to be.  He's wrong; some men really are heterosexual and don't need to be educated or devoutly Christian in order to not be gay.  And homosexuals are not better off living straight.

Ernesto Arceo
Ernesto Arceo

Could be possible that Marcus Bachmann is a gay like some of the Bachmann couple's critics who can smell or detect their own kind. Like a lot of gays and lesbians supported by democrats like Obama and some republicans too, gays and lesbians has the right to be treated also for personality trait disorder just like any normal individual. Bachmann's clinic engage in this, right? Being gay or lesbian, one has the right to seek medical and psychological treatment for any personality disorder if one wants to regain his or her normal sex identity again depending on one's choice.To be sick and disabled is an abnormal situation for an individual.When you work and report sick, you are advised to get medical attention as a right so that you can go back to work as a normal individual. we can therefore conclude that being sick in our society is not a right but to seek treatment is yes.Again, one has the.right to be treated but not to be sick. Whatever a sick person does is subject to the observation of a medical practitioner for remedial treatment.Marcus Bachmann as an ordinary American citizen has the right to work for the benefit of science in treating personality trait disorders, hence, have chosen to engage in such  activity where interviewing gays and lesbians as patients is a part of the clinical psycho analysis process.People who wants to discredit Michele Bachmann because of her husband professional choice are themselves probably also needing psychological treatment and should be advised to go to Marcus clinic for help.Why not?.Let us not haste to discredit people just to stop a Republican candidate like Michele Bachmann who aims to unseat the present occupants of the white house.

Kevin
Kevin

Bachmann is receiving state and federal funds to preach their "religion" and convert those they view as "barbarians."  This needs to be stopped.  Sign the petition to state and federal representatives to defund Bachmann and Associates: http://www.change.org/petition...

Fat
Fat

Gayer than a three dollar bill

Grahamafunk
Grahamafunk

Look at him he has gay mouth. His voice sounds very gay 

Nikkiwadlin
Nikkiwadlin

Trust me when I say....  Marcus Bachmann has an itch he can't scratch!

Nikkiwadlin
Nikkiwadlin

If Marcus isn't gay, I'll eat you hat.  That guy is a flamer

The Spelling Barbarian
The Spelling Barbarian

Uhhh, it's "thinning the herd" not "thinning the heard." My opinion of the City Pages' "writers" remains dwindled.

Wendy Garvin
Wendy Garvin

Gosh, what an insightful article on the current important policies of the day. It's definitely the discussion we need to be having - after all, the sexuality of first gentlemen and ladies is clearly the most pressing issue the nation has on it's plate. Nevermind global warming, the crash and burn economy, the knife in the back politics of the parties against their counterparts and the fantastic media coverage. Let's talk about who's gay!

Clara
Clara

Gay means happy I hope he knows that

Atl724
Atl724

She should have kept her big mouth shut on the gay  issue.... now we all now her husband is an effeminate man, probably gay himslef and she's a fag hag

Zip S
Zip S

I'd join the "He's Gay" side.  After 46 years of living, I've found that things aren't always as they appear. So, if he's the proud father of 5 kids, devoted husband and professionally "ungaying" people, that by no means means he's heterosexual.  Funny but true.  This falls more under the "hiding in plain sight" type of closeting.  That Ms. Bachmann CAN'T see this makes her one of the worst candidate for president that the Republican field has.

MelB
MelB

He is the spitting image of Cam on Modern Family!

justsayin
justsayin

He is the long lost love child of Paul Lynde & Liberace!!

George
George

Hypocrites     They can forget my vote.

jqb
jqb

"How sad you obviously have no proof whatsoever or you would have presented it."

How sad that you are so clueless, Molly. The article takes no position and offers no proof, just evidence on both sides.

"This is what the left does. No ability to debate ideas so they attack."

So is that why you just attacked us, Molly? I do believe it is!

John Doe
John Doe

Seriously, think about how hideous she would look naked. She only looks somewhat attractive now because she wears tons of makeup, and her clothes hide what we cannot see.  If you saw her undressed, you'd change your tune VERY quick.

Monica
Monica

I agree!! Marcus Bachmann has got some SUGAR in his tank!!!

Rocklobstah
Rocklobstah

He is center square gay.  He makes Charles Nelson Reilly seem more rugged.

On Fire
On Fire

First lady?  Are you kidding me?  Not in this lifetime.  Marcus could be, though.

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