Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann has not said much about passage of a gay marriage law in her home state of Minnesota.

With the stroke of a pen on Tuesday from Democratic Governor Mark Dayton, Minnesota became the 12th state to legalize such unions. Gay and lesbian couples can begin marrying on August 1.

As a Minnesota state senator, Bachmann sponsored a resolution which sought to constitutionally define marriage as a heterosexual union.

At a 2012 event sponsored by the Christian conservative group The Family Leader, Bachmann said she was prompted to introduce the amendment by the 2003 Massachusetts Supreme Court decision that legalized gay nuptials in that state.

“When that happened, I heard the news on my local Christian radio station in Minneapolis-St. Paul and I was devastated,” she said. “And I took a walk and I just went to prayer and I said, 'Lord, what would you have me do in the Minnesota state Senate?' And just through prayer I knew that I was to introduce the marriage amendment in Minnesota.”

But her propoasl never made it to the ballot box.

Still, she encouraged Minnesota Republicans in 2010 to reintroduce a similar measure after they regained control of the Legislature and thanked supporters after its passage.

“Minnesota is the first state that has decided that this issue will be on the ballot in 2012.  The state of New Hampshire will be taking this issue up as well, and other states,” she told a Faith and Freedom Coalition gathering in Washington. “This is the time. And so I want to encourage all of you at home, if you don’t have a similar amendment, consider this in your home states. I believe this is the time to do it. So I just want to say thank you to those who continue to carry that torch.”

Bachmann also chided President Barack Obama when he endorsed marriage equality, calling him “out of touch.”

“I will continue to protect traditional marriage, despite our president's decision to thumb his nose at the traditional institution of marriage,” she said.

After passage of a marriage law in New York, Bachmann said she recognized the state's right to decide the issue.

“It's state law,” Bachmann said during an appearance on Fox News Sunday. “And the 10th amendment reserves to the states that right.”

After Minnesota lawmakers gave final approval to the law on Monday, Minnesota's best known opponent released a statement expressing disappointment.

She added in a series of tweets: “I'm proud to have introduced the original traditional marriage amendment, and I thank all Minnesotans who have worked so hard on this issue. I appreciate @SenWarrenLimmer and other legislators' steadfast support of traditional marriage in the face of pressure.”