Barbara Bush has recorded a video in support of the Human Rights Campaign’s New Yorkers for Marriage Equality drive to show her support for legalizing gay marriage in the state.
Watch the video below:
As the daughter of former president George W. Bush who made his stance against gay marriage an issue in his 2004 reelection campaign, Barbara continues a trend set by the children of other high profiled GOP members, such as John McCain’s daughter Meghan McCain, in advocating for marriage equality.
The HRC website notes:
“Barbara Bush joins prominent Republicans like her mother Laura Bush as well as Dick Cheney and Ted Olson as supporters of marriage equality. Her position also reflects her generation with 68% of New Yorkers between the ages of 18-34 supporting marriage for same-sex couples.
A January 2011 Siena Research Institute Poll found 57% of New Yorkers support marriage equality. In another poll released today by Quinnipiac University, New Yorkers support marriage equality by the highest margin ever in that poll (56% to 37% opposed).
Last week saw the HRC release Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s contribution to the New Yorkers for Marriage Equality campaign. You can watch it here.
This is the twelfth video in the New Yorkers for Marriage Equality series. Other names who have given their support to the cause include Whoopi Goldberg, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon, Fran Drescher, Moby, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, Julianne Moore and Kenneth Cole, and more will add their voices in the coming weeks as the state’s legislators gear up to once again consider the issue of marriage equality.
You can find out more information at New Yorkers for Marriage Equality.
Photo taken from HRC video under fair use terms, no infringement intended.