A Laura Bush gay marriage ad has gathered attention in the news this week after the Huffington Post reported this Thursday, Feb. 21, that the former first lady has asked to be taken out of a pro-gay marriage campaign that “she did not intend to be a part of.”
The Respect for Marriage Coalition reported on Thursday that it was grateful for Laura Bush’s comments on the matter of gay marriage, but is “sorry the [former first lady] didn’t want to be included in the ad.” The national advertising campaign this week showcased a piece of a Bush interview with CNN in which she said:
"When couples are committed to each other and love each other then they ought to have the same sort of rights that everyone has."
However, the Laura Bush gay marriage ad is not something the former first lady would like to be featured on, said her spokeswoman this Thursday. Anne MacDonald commented that Mrs. Bush asked to be taken out from the pro-gay marriage campaign after finding out she was actually featured in the ad, and that she “didn’t approve of her inclusion in the ad not associated with the group that made the ad.”