Michele Bachmann, Republican candidate for president, on Friday didn't deny that the family clinics run by her husband Marcus Bachmann attempt to “cure” gay people of their sexuality.

The Minnesota Congresswoman appeared Friday night on NBC's The Tonight Show, where host Jay Leno asked her about the allegations.

“Well, that whole 'pray the gay' away thing,” Leno said. “I don't get that.”

While Bachmann attempted to dismiss the question with a joke – “When I heard that I thought it was like a mid-life crisis line, like 'pray away the gray.'” – she did not deny that the clinics practice “reparative therapy.”

In fact, she suggested that not offering the therapy would be discriminatory.

“The whole thing is with our clinic. Whatever issue anyone has, we don't discriminate. If they come into our clinic and somebody has an issue, our therapists deal with whatever the issues are,” she said. “It's an ethics issue. Whatever issue … we don't discriminate against people's issues.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

Mr. Bachmann has also claimed that his clinic only offers “reparative therapy” to those who seek it. Yet, an undercover investigation from earlier this year found “ex-gay” minister Janet Boyne's book Called out on sale in the waiting room of one of the clinics along with a typewritten note from Mr. Bachmann: “Janet is a friend. I recommend this book as she speaks to the heart of the matter and gives practical insights of truth to set people free.”

(Related: Michele Bachmann and Jay Leno disagree on gay marriage.)