Earlier this week the Respect for Marriage Coalition, which is co-chaired by the Human Rights Campaign, launched a $1 million media campaign with ads that used footage of Republicans voicing their support for marriage equality. One of those right-wingers is former First Lady Laura Bush.
But it now looks like Bush wants to be removed from the newspaper and online advertising campaign as the Dallas Morning News reports her spokeswoman Anne MacDonald said in a statement on Wednesday that the former first lady "did not approve of her inclusion in this advertisement nor is she associated with the group that made the ad in any way."
"When she became aware of the advertisement last night, we requested that the group remove her from it," MacDonald added.
The new gay marriage ad featured a clip of Bush saying, "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 statement was made when she was speaking to Larry King on CNN in 2010. Full story here!