Marriage equality group to feature new ads after Laura Bush said she didn’t want to be included

Associated Press
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February 22, 2013
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A pro-gay marriage group will replace ads that include former first lady Laura Bush speaking on the topic with a new ad this weekend after Bush said she did not want to be part of its campaign.

The Respect for Marriage Coalition said Thursday that it appreciated Bush’s previous comments, “but are sorry she didn’t want to be included in an ad.” The national advertising campaign of print, television and online ads that launched this week featured part of a Bush interview on CNN in which she says: “When couples are committed to each other and love each other then they ought to have the same sort of rights that everyone has.”