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Laura Bush supports gay marriage

Thu 13 May 2010 In: International News View at Wayback

George W and Laura Bush Former first lady Laura Bush has revealed she backs both gay marriage and abortion, breaking with the views of her husband on key social issues. Mrs Bush told CNN's Larry King that gay marriage and abortion were points of contention with her husband, former President George W. Bush. Asked 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 legalising same-sex marriage. "I understand totally what George thinks and what other people think about marriage being between a man and a woman. And it's a real, you know, reversal really for [them] to accept gay marriage," she said. The former first lady told King she believes the legalisation of same sex marriage will happen. She also said she believes abortion should remain legal, an opinion she suggested she held on the President Bush's first day in office in 2001. Watch the Laura Bush interview with Larry King below.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Thursday, 13th May 2010 - 9:20am

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