Laura Bush supports gay marriage. She just doesn’t want anyone to know it.
The former first lady is featured alongside Dick Cheney and former Secretary of State Colin Powell in a new ad supporting same-sex marriage. If Bush has her way, however, her portion of the ad will soon be deleted.
Anne MacDonald, a spokeswoman for Bush, said:
“Mrs. Bush did not approve of her inclusion in this advertisement nor is she associated in any way with the group that made the ad … When she became aware of the advertisement Tuesday night, we requested that the group remove her from it.”
According to CNN, the ad uses a clip of Laura speaking during a 2010 interview with Larry King.
Bush says: “When couples are committed to each other and love each other then they ought to have the same sort of rights that everyone has.”
Bush didn’t give her approval for the ad but that doesn’t mean that the Respect for Marriage Coalition will remove her clip. A spokeswoman for Colin Powell said that the former Secretary of State wasn’t asked for permission before the ad air but said that “his remarks are in the public domain and we have not asked them to remove it.”
Here’s the ad from the Respect for Marriage Coalition.
Are you surprised that Laura Bush wants her interview cut from the ad? Do you think the Respect for Marriage Coalition will respect Bush’s request?