Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann, who will officially announce her run for president Monday, said today she would support a federal constitutional amendment to define marriage as between a man and woman, thereby overturning New York’s new law legalizing gay marriage.

Speaking to Fox News Sunday, Bachmann said that if she were elected president she would back an amendment to define marriage as “between a man and a woman.”

She said that the issue of gay marriage should be “up to the people of New York” and be put on to the ballot for a vote. Any state that has held a ballot referendum on the issue has always affirmed traditional marriage, she added.

“Every time it’s going on the ballot, the people have decided to keep the traditional definition,” she said. “After all, the family is the fundamental unit of government.”

The Minnesota congresswoman said that “federal law will trump state law on this issue.”

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