Skip to comments.Laura Bush Supports Gay Marriage, Abortion
Posted on 05/12/2010 6:47:05 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Former first lady Laura Bush has broken with her husband on the premier social issues of his administration and said she backs gay marriage and abortion.
After more than eight years of silence on the controversial issues, Mrs. Bush said in an interview with CNN's Larry KingTuesday, that gay marriage and abortion were points of contention with her husband, former President George W. Bush.
Mrs. Bush in recent weeks has been promoting her memoir "Spoken from the Heart," in which she writes about her life both before and after becoming first lady.
In response to a question about gay marriage, she said, "There are a lot of people who have trouble coming to terms with that because they see marriage as traditionally between a man and a woman. But I also know that, you know, when couples are committed to each other and love each other, that they ought to have, I think, the same sort of rights that everyone has."
Mrs. Bush said she and the ex-president "disagree" on legalizing same-sex marriage.
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Why did she feel the need to say anything at all? I’ve always admired Laura Bush and felt she carried herself with such class and dignity. But then she feels it necessary to essentially flip off people that believe in only the traditional marriage and who hold life as sacred. It’s disgusting really and shows, imo, just how mentally unbalanced people have become.
Funny how other past presidents are called former Presidents, but abc calls Bush, ex-president.
I don't think George is all that conservative either.
I love Laura Bush; but Laura never ran for Office and I never voted for 'her'; so her opinions, I can take and/or reject. It does not change my opinion of her as First Lady; where her private - and 'very private' opinings did not impact our larger 'body politic'.
I did however, vote for her husband - both times - and his Father for that matter; and while there is a 'for better' and 'for worse', the better of GW, saved our Country from a worse fate on the world stage - such as the fate - so damning - now being cast by our current President.
I do not agree with Laura's opinion here; and true to her 'grace' a First Lady - again, unlike current Fist Lady - we were NEVER forced to suffer them.
Mrs Bush is allowed to have her own political opinions and write about them. She isn’t running for office.
Former school teacher?
All those deviant proabortionists should be aborted.
Same sex screwing is no marriage.
One thing I can’t get, they are aborting kids on the way, and then couples that can’t have a kids have to go to Russia and buy products of alcoholics and other no goods.
Howbout matching those two parties, save money and pedigree.
I watched it. I assumed all along that she was dumb, and I didn’t disappoint myself ;-)
RE :”I watched it. I assumed all along that she was dumb, and I didnt disappoint myself ;-)”
Thats a no on her book?
Gay marriage she said-I think, the same SORT of rights that everyone has...
Laura Bush said abortion should “remain legal, because I think it’s important for
people, for medical reasons and other reasons.”
Man, you are perceptive ;-)
The holier than thou, know it alls, have made it so difficult to adopt in this country, that no one wants to, even if babies are available. I wonder, if at times, it wasn’t done that way to push the abortion agenda.
I am not surprised at all and not shocked. Most women I know while disapproving of abortion wouldn’t interfere with another womans decision. And most people I know don’t get het up about gay marriage figuring that God will sort it all up later.
She has a right to her opinion and I still admire her enormously. She was a Lady, a good wife and a wonderful first lady who never made us ashamed of her.
She was a supporter of George Stanley McGovern in 1972. Old habits die hard.
I just want to vomit
Well its not like smoking or something.
That sort of thing needs to be addressed.
She’s just been overrated for a long time, as have ALL the Bushes. I am sorry I ever voted for any of them.
Laura Bush is anything but dumb.
You know who is ga-ga over LB ? You can guess.
I don’t plan ever to buy any Bush-”authored” book.
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