Skip to comments.Laura Bush Demands She Be Removed From Pro-Gay Marriage Ad
Posted on 02/21/2013 3:27:10 PM PST by SeekAndFind
U.S. former first lady Laura Bush has requested that her spot be removed from a pro-gay marriage advertisement that launched this week. The ad is part of a $1 million print and broadcast media campaign by the Respect for Marriage Coalition.
"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," Anne MacDonald, a spokeswoman for the former first lady, told The Dallas Morning News Thursday morning.
"When she became aware of the advertisement Tuesday night, we requested that the group remove her from it," MacDonald added.
The commercial features a 2010 clip from the former first lady speaking on her support for gay marriage. She tells CNN's Larry King: "When couples are committed to each other and love each other that they ought to have the same sort of rights that everyone has."
Bush's support for gay marriage came as a surprise to much of the U.S. public, as her husband, former U.S. president George W. Bush, has openly voiced his opposition to gay marriage. He endorsed a 2004 constitutional amendment which would restrict marriage to two people of the opposite sex.
Laura Bush even wrote in her book, Spoken From the Heart, that during the 2004 presidential election, she asked her husband not to make gay marriage a central issue in his campaign platform, as they held opposing views on the issue.
The commercial also features previous clips from U.S. President Barack Obama, former vice president Dick Cheney, and former secretary of state Colin Powell, all speaking on their support of gay marriage.
President Obama's clip is taken from his inaugural address earlier this year in January, in which he said: "Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law."
According to the Respect for Marriage Coalition, this new commercial will reportedly hit various Sunday talk shows on Feb. 24. It is expected to also run as full-page print advertisements in major national newspapers, including The New York Times, and online advertisements will appear in the upcoming days.
Currently, there are two gay marriage cases facing the Supreme Court: California's Proposition 8 gay marriage ban, and the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
It was announced today that the Obama administration is considering intervening in the Supreme Court's Proposition 8 case in an attempt to urge the court to overturn the state's ban on gay marriage.
LBJeb Bush got all panicky.....called bro to tell sis n law to cut the HeteroPhobic stuff
Then she shouldn’t have gone on Oprah and said she supported Sodomite “marriage”.
Jeb Bush? How did Jeb get drawn into this or is this an attempted thread hijacking?
Oh sorry, you ain't been around long enough to know when thread hijacking was considered to be a major breach of site ettiquette..........
She should have kept her pie hole shut about it if she didn’t want to be dragged out as an advocate for perversion.
I’ve lost any respect I once had for this woman.
You should see the hate she gets at Twitchy. She never agreed to be part of the ad n the first place.
Regardless of her opinion, she has every right to ask that she be removed from the ad campaign.
How do you feel about Cheney?
He’s in the ad willingly, all gung ho, because of his gay daughter who keeps having kids by sperm donors, to be raised by her and her “partner”.
I respect Cheney for the good things about him. I deplore what he has become on this issue.
The same is how I feel about LB. She is a child of the 1960s, that is, she came of age in that era. She lives a conventional lifestyle but she was indelibly imprinted with the idea that we have to accept a lot of stuff in other people that we wouldn’t choose for ourselves.
In addition to that, she was born and raised a Democrat. A Texas Democrat, to be sure, which isn’t like a NY one, but that doesn’t help her see things the right way. We had a few lib Dems in Texas such as Sissy Farenthold and Ma Richards and Molly Ivins (Gag on all three)...
That's like calling Satan the Guardian of Holiness. When speaking to a liberal (if you're ever forced to) always hear the OPPOSITE of what he says. So "Respect for Marriage" means "Total Disregard for the Institution of Marriage."
It seems every Bush wife has been wrong on social issues.
How is commenting on one Bush / a Bush,
in a post about a person named Bush,
that's RELATED to the person of interest named Bush,
considered hijacking a thread?
Careful where that etiquette finger's pointing ol' timer... ;o)
Cheney is a turncoat. Of course, he was mum on the issue while VP, but suspect he was secretly pro-sodomy during that time. The Republican Party platform was decidedly more pro-marriage only a few years ago, and that platform carried the day without the Cheney's or Laura Bush's meddling.
At the risk of offending a lot of lady FReepers here, I'll say that Laura's position doesn't surprise me, as she's a woman - and women are MUCH more likely to be soft on this issue. That is the reality, and polls bear that out. That is why, in most high level politic positions, women in general are not suitable to govern. They are carried away by emotional issues that have no place in the hard decision-making, based on principle, that is often required at high levels.
I despise him. For lots of reasons.
So far today I’ve read news stories about a boy who wants to wear a dress to prom, a college that sponsored sex lessons in a chapel, and a woman who had sex with a dog.
People that think our nation’s problems are only about taxes and spending...sigh.
“Regardless of her opinion, she has every right to ask that she be removed from the ad campaign.”
Of course she has the right to ask to be removed from the ad, but she has little if any power to force the advertiser to remove her from the campaign.
It would have been a lot better if she had not spoken out in favor of gay marriage.
“Laura Bush Demands She Be Removed From Pro-Gay Marriage Ad
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Posted on 2/22/2013 8:27:10 AM by SeekAndFind
U.S. former first lady Laura Bush has requested that her spot be removed from a pro-gay marriage advertisement that launched this week”
Is she requesting or demanding? Or demanding that she requests?
Thanks. Not sure what got my post as “hijacking a thread”. My toungue in cheek comment is not far off considering the continued descent into liberalism by Bush family. And...Jeb just recently compared himself to LBJ....and it wasn’t LeBron James
I thought I saw a while back that she was for Gay marriage.