Presidential hopeful and Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann in 2004 warned that the legalization of gay marriage in Massachusetts would lead to polygamy and “things much worse” in Minnesota.

Bachmann and her husband, Marcus Bachmann, have recently made headlines with their anti-gay views.

They've both endorsed “pray away the gay” therapy.

And in 2004, then-Minnesota State Senator Michele Bachmann sponsored a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. Her measure didn't clear the Minnesota Legislature, but she recently praised lawmakers who approved a similar amendment this session.

In a video message in support of her proposed amendment, Bachmann warned that Minnesota gay rights activists would marry in Massachusetts and demand that their marriages be recognized by their home state.

“And at that point, an activist judge could very well rule in their favor and then strike down Minnesota's current defense of marriage law. If we allow this to happen, group marriage, polygamy and things much worse may not be far behind here in Minnesota,” Bachmann said.

“Without this amendment, Minnesota could have gay marriage imposed on us in 2004.”

“Edmund Burke was right when he said, 'All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing,'” she added. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)