Laura Bush wants out of pro-gay marriage adverts
APDALLAS -- Former first lady Laura Bush wants to be removed from a pro-gay marriage group's national advertising campaign featuring prominent people speaking on the topic.
February 23, 2013, 12:01 am TWN
The Respect for Marriage Coalition responded that it would start a new ad this weekend. The group, made up of more than 80 organizations supporting the freedom of gays to marry, said Thursday that it appreciated Bush's previous comments but was “sorry she didn't want to be included in an ad.”
The national advertising campaign of print, television and online ads that launched this week featured a quote from an appearance by Bush on CNN in which she 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.”
The ads also include clips of President Barack Obama, former Vice President Dick Cheney and former Secretary of Defense Colin Powell talking about same-sex marriage. The coalition noted that it had used for the campaign public comments from “American leaders who have expressed support for civil marriage.”