Laura Bush joins a growing number of conservatives who are in support of gay marrage:
GOProud Praises Former First Lady Laura Bush for Support of Marriage Equality
...Former First Lady Laura Bush expressed her support for same-sex marriage on CNN's Larry King Live. Bush told King, "Well, I think that we ought to definitely look at it and debate it. I think 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 when couples are committed to each other and love each other that they ought to have the same sort of rights that everyone has."
In response, Bruce Carroll, GOProud Board member and blogger at Gaypatriot.net, released the following statement:
"We want to thank Former First Lady Laura Bush for her courageous support for marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples. Laura Bush now joins prominent conservatives such as former Vice President Dick Cheney in support of same-sex marriage.
"It will be impossible for the gay community to achieve equality of opportunity without the support of conservative voices like Laura Bush. I further hope my friends on the left note that now we have members of the Bush, Cheney and McCain families in support of marriage, but no Obamas or Bidens."
See video of Laura Bush on Larry King Show below: