It's really terrible. As adults, we have to be the ones who do something about it," Bush said in reference to a spate of recent suicides by gay teens, including Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi , who jumped off a bridge after his roommate surreptitiously broadcast a private sexual encounter on the Internet. Bush said she was proud of openly gay Fort Worth Councilman Joel Burns, who was one of the first public officials to share a story of being bullied as a teenager and tell young people "it will get better. Since then, celebrities and politicians, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama, have videotaped messages of hope directed at gay teens, as part of an online campaign called It Gets Better.
Former President George W. Bush may have campaigned against same-sex marriage a decade ago, but he more recently offered to officiate a lesbian wedding, according to the Boston Globe. In an article about the Bush family's longtime ties to the town of Kennebunkport, Maine, the Globe mentions that former President George H. Bush in attended the wedding of Bonnie Clement and Helen Thorgalsen, two general store owners in Kennebunkport.
If you'd harboured doubts that Laura Bush wasn't the red-blooded conservative type — in the mould of Dick Cheney's wife Lynne, who is possibly even more awe-inspiring than the former vice president — then you were right. During the interview she makes it clear that she supports gay marriage and — in some circumstances — a woman's right to choose abortion. All of which puts her slightly to the left of the current occupant of the White House. Which is great but