When I heard that former President George H.W. Bush was an official witness at the gay wedding of two of his longtime lesbian friends my jaw actually dropped. George senior & his wife Barbara Bush attended the ceremony joining Bonnie Clement & Helen Thorgalsen as private citizens & friends last Saturday. Thorgalsen posted a photo on her Facebook page showing Bush signing the marriage license as a witness, which she captioned, "Getting our marriage license witnessed!" When Bush senior was in the White House gay marriage wasn't a big political issue because at that time our LGBT community wasn’t even acknowledged by his administration. When he was vice president he was part of the Reagan administration that was in denial that AIDS & HIV even existed allowing thousands to die. We all know that his son former President George W. Bush opposed marriage equality & in 2004 announced his support for a proposed constitutional amendment to outlaw it. However his wife, Laura Bush & their daughter Barbara Bush seem to support gay marriage as does his former vice president Dick Cheney whose daughter Mary Cheney is openly gay. All of this just goes to show how two-sided politics are especially within the GOP party. Perhaps Daddy Bush who appears to be in iffy health is making amends before leaving this earth. Congrats to Bonnie & Helen on their wedding & getting through to Former President George H.W. Bush that LGBT rights are human rights.
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