Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann's comments about gay rights have been praised by Chris Barron, chairman of gay GOP group GOProud.

The Minnesota congresswoman faced a barrage of gay rights questions on the Sunday morning talk show circuit, a day after winning the Iowa straw poll in Ames.

During an interview on CNN's State of the Union, Bachmann told host Candy Crowley that as president she would work to reinstate the policy that bans gay and bisexual troops from serving openly, which is set to expire on September 20.

“The 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy has worked very well,” Bachmann said.

“I would be in consultation with our commanders, but yes, I probably will reinstate the ban,” she added.

And during an interview on Meet the Press, she objected to host David Gregory's line of questioning.

Gregory started the segment by playing a 2004 clip in which Bachmann is heard saying, “It's a very sad life. It's part of Satan, I think, to say that this is 'gay.' It's anything but 'gay.' It leads to the personal enslavement of individuals. Because if you're involved in the gay and lesbian lifestyle, it's bondage. It is personal bondage, personal despair, and personal enslavement. And that's why this is so dangerous. We need to have profound compassion for people who are dealing with the very real issue of sexual dysfunction in their life, and sexual identity disorders.”

“That is the view President Bachmann would have of gay Americans?” Gregory asked.

“My view on marriage is that I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman and that's what I stand for. But I ascribe honor and dignity to every person no matter what their background. They have honor and they have dignity,” Bachmann answered.

Gregory pursued with: “Do you think gay Americans hearing quotes like that from you would think that that's honor and dignity coming from you about their circumstance?”

“I'm not anyone's judge,” she responded. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

Chris Barron ostensibly does believe Bachmann's statement. The chairman of the gay GOP group tweeted on Sunday to his nearly 3,000 followers: “Bravo to Rep. Bachmann this morning for her comments about the honor & dignity of gay people.” Barron's tweet included the hashtag #tcot, which stands for “top conservatives on Twitter.”