Former President George W. Bush's daughter Barbara has joined the ranks of conservative politicos' kin who believe Republicans are out of touch with an evolving American mindset: Gay marriage, who's it going to hurt?
In a video for the Human Rights Campaign, the Bush kid calls on the New York legislature to legalize gay marriage, a bill that Albany stomped down in 2009. This is an obvious split from her yee-haw diddy, whose head has historically been buried in the sand about millennial social issues.
In fact, a new HRC study on LGBT issues shows that current President Obama is also at odds with the American majority. In 1996, when he voiced support for marriage equality, 75% of Americans were against it. In 2010, when Obama opposed gay marriage rights, a majority of Americans, 52%, supported equality.
In a New York Times piece, the HRC's Brian Ellner notes that a generational shift seems to be influencing the gay marriage issue: "No matter what party they belong to, young Americans believe in basic fairness and equality."
The younger Bush joins her mamer, Laura, who has also voiced support for same-sex marriage. In 2010, the elder Bush said, "When couples are committed to each other and love each other," they deserve "the same sort of rights everyone has."
As president, Beanhead Bush pushed for the Federal Marriage Amendment, a proposed constitutional amendment that would limit marriage to heteros and ban civil unions and domestic partnerships.
Barbara Bush also joins Republican politico offspring Meghan McCain—and her mamer Cindy—and Mary Cheney in demanding equality for gays.
When are these decaying old white men going to recognize that abortion and gay rights are no longer what the nation is concerned with? Jerry Falwell's "Moral Majority" has long seen its days as a fundraising gusher dry up. It's jobs and the economy that these buffoons should be focusing on.
Addendum: I treasure this comment I found on Vanity Fair's webbie about the issue. A well-educated troglodyte offers: "Homos only want to destroy what normal, sane, healthy people considered sacred and important. Good thing liberal Bill Clinton and liberal Barrack Obama do not agree with the fridge movement either."
The "fridge" movement!! Yeah, that's it!