Michele Bachmann's husband Marcus
Bachmann's clinic on Thursday was the setting for a unique protest
featuring Lady Gaga's gay anthem Born This Way.
About 100 protesters lined up outside
one of the Christian counseling centers run by Mr. Bachmann. The
clinics have been accused of attempting to “cure” gay people of
their sexuality, a
claim Mr. Bachmann has denied.
Mr. Bachmann had earlier said,
referring to gay people, that “barbarians” needed to be
“educated” and “disciplined.”
The barbarians, led by activist Nick
Espinosa, choreographed an intricate dance routine to Born This
Way which included Espinosa, playing the role of Marcus Bachmann,
being doused with glitter, a reference to an earlier incident in
which Espinosa showered
GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich with gay glitter. (The
video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)
Other anti-gay rights candidates,
Rep. Michele Bachmann and former
Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, have also been glitter bombed.
It was not certain if either Bachmann
was inside the clinic at the time of the protest.