Presidential candidate and Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann on Sunday signaled she's OK with states deciding on whether to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry.

Bachmann, who is opposed to gay rights and, as a Minnesota State Senator, pushed for an amendment to the state constitution banning gay marriage, was asked her thoughts on New York's move to become the sixth – and most populous – state to legalize marriage equality during an appearance on Fox News Sunday.

“In New York state, they have passed the law at the state legislative level and, under the 10th amendment, the states have the right to set the laws that they want to set,” Bachmann told host Chris Wallace.

“That's up to the people of New York,” she responded when Wallace noted that she opposes such rights. “I think that it's best to allow the people to decide on the issue. I think it's best if there is an amendment that goes on the ballot, where people can weigh in.”

“But you would agree,” Wallace interrupted, “if it's passed by the state legislature and signed by the governor then that's the state's position?”

“It's state law,” Bachmann said. “And the 10th amendment reserves to the states that right.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

Gay and lesbian couples in New York will be able to marry as early as next month.