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Bush daughter endorses gay marriage in new video

One of the twin daughters of former U.S. President George W. Bush has opposed her father's views and endorsed gay marriage in a new video for gay rights.
/ Source: Reuters

One of the twin daughters of former U.S. President George W. Bush has opposed her father's views and endorsed gay marriage in a new video for gay rights.

Barbara Bush, 29, who lives in New York where gay marriage is not legal, made an online advertisement for gay advocacy group the Human Rights Campaign for their promotion called New Yorkers for Marriage Equality, released late on Monday.

"I'm Barbara Bush and I'm a New Yorker for marriage equality," she said in the short online ad. "New York is about fairness and equality and, everybody should have the right to marry the person that they love. Join us."

Her mother, former First Lady Laura Bush, told interviewer Larry King on a book promotion tour last year that she also disagreed with her husband's policy of defining marriage as only between a man and a woman and "we ought to definitely look at it and debate it." She said gay marriage was "a generational thing, it will come."

Laura Bush acknowledged that some Americans agreed with her husband's views, "but I also know that when couples are committed to each other and love each other that they ought to have the same sort of rights that everyone has."

Other well-known figures who have supported the Human Rights Campaign include musician Moby, fashion designer Kenneth Cole, comedian Whoopi Goldberg, actress Julianne Moore and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The Barbara Bush YouTube video can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iKqr230U9M.