Michele Bachmann's husband Marcus Bachmann has said fighting against gay marriage would be a top issue for him as first spouse.

During a campaign stop in Le Mars, Iowa on Friday, Mr. Bachmann told supporters of his wife's presidential aspirations that if Mrs. Bachmann becomes president, he would dedicate himself to campaigning against abortion rights and marriage rights for gay people, The Caucus, a blog of The New York Times, reported.

Taking a swipe at Michele Obama's crusade to help children become healthier, Mr. Bachmann said: “I've decided my cause is not going to be happy meals.”

“We are going to be the message-givers. We are going to get this message across: marriage is between one man and one woman. We are going to promote families,” Mr. Bachmann added.

Mr. Bachmann runs two Christian counseling clinics in Minnesota. Critics have noted that counselors at the clinics practice “reparative” therapy, which attempts to alter a gay person's sexual orientation.

Michele Bachmann is a staunch opponent of marriage equality. She has said she favors a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.

(Related: Rosie O'Donnell advises Michele Bachmann to shoot Gaydar Gun at husband Marcus.)