The View's reigning conservative Elisabeth Hasselbeck has endorsed Laura Bush's recent revelation that she disagreed with her husband on gay marriage.

In discussing Bush's split with her husband, former President George W. Bush, on the issue, Hasselbeck told fellow View co-hosts that instead of “just talking about it and hating on it” conservatives should “actually talk to someone who's loved [a member of the same sex] and have the conversation about what can be done.”

Speaking on Larry King Live, Bush said she believes that people's fear of gay marriage comes from their inexperience with the issue.

“I think there are a lot of, maybe, conservatives out there who are talking about gay marriage and not necessarily with someone who wants to have gay marriage or has been in a gay marriage,” Hasselbeck said on the program Thursday.

“I had [openly lesbian singer] Melissa Etheridge over, we had dinner, we talked for hours about gay marriage, and I would really challenge people: Get out there.”

In 2008, the 32-year-old co-star held a different view on gay marriage. During a heated discussion on the passing of California's gay marriage ban, Proposition 8, Hasselbeck said she was “happy” that voters had said no to judges that legislate from the bench and agreed with co-star Sherri Shepherd who said she believed marriage should be reserved for heterosexual couples.