Michele Bachmann has alleged that Mitt Romney signed gay marriage licenses as governor of Massachusetts.

During an interview on the Steve Deace radio show, Bachmann accused Romney of signing “189 same-sex marriage licenses.”

“[I]f a candidate has signed those same-sex marriage licenses, how likely will they be to fight against same-sex marriage?” Bachmann said without referring to Romney by name. “I actually stood up in an extremely liberal state like Minnesota and I was the chief author of the marriage amendment between one man and one woman. And I succeeded. And we eventually got that bill on the ballot in Minnesota for people to vote on it.” (The audio is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

(Bachmann's bill was not successful during her time in the Minnesota Senate.)

In the wake of sexual harassment accusations against Herman Cain, Bachmann is attempting to position herself as the most conservative GOP presidential candidate by stressing her consistent objection to gay marriage.

As governor of the first state to legalize gay marriage in 2004, Romney granted special waivers that allowed a non-clergy individual to solemnize a marriage. The One Day Marriage Designation is not a marriage license. However, applicants must include the name, address and date of birth of the couple he/she wishes to marry.