Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann is among the 86 House lawmakers who have signed onto a letter authored by Missouri Rep. Todd Akin urging the Senate to support an amendment that would block gay marriages from taking place on military bases.

In the November 2 letter addressed to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the House lawmakers call on the Senate to approve the House-approved amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act.

“This clear and deliberate violation of established U.S. law sets a dangerous precedent,” the letter reads. “[The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)] makes it clear that for purposes of the federal government, marriage is defined as between one man and one woman. The use of federal property or federal employees to perform anything but opposite-sex ceremonies is a clear contravention of the law.”

Among the signers of the letter are some of the House's most vocal opponents of gay rights, including Representatives Virginia Foxx of North Carolina, Trent Franks of Arizona, Louie Gohmert of Texas, Vicky Hartzler of Missouri, Duncan Hunter of California and Jim Jordan of Ohio.

In September, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Clifford Stanley issued a memo which stated that chaplains may officiate the marriage and civil union ceremonies of gay couples in states where it's legal, including those taking place on military installations.

(Related: Buck McKeon: Military chaplains are being “forced” to officiate gay weddings.)