Barbara Bush, daughter of former
President George Bush, has recorded a PSA urging New Yorkers to
support gay marriage.
“New York is about fairness and
equality and everyone should have the right to marry the person that
they love,” Bush says in the 22-second video. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)
Barbara joins her mother Laura Bush in
speaking out in favor of gay marriage.
In an interview recorded in May, Laura
spoke to CNN's Larry King on the issue.
“There are a lot of people who have
trouble coming to terms with that because they see marriage as
traditionally between a man and a woman,” she told King. “But I
also know that, you know, when couples are committed to each other,
that they ought to have, I think, the same sort of rights that
When asked, “You think [legalization
of gay marriage] is coming?” Bush replied, “Yeah, that will come,
Last week, Robert
F. Kennedy Jr. recorded a similar video.
Both ads are part of an ongoing
campaign that features prominent celebrities and politicians,
couple Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, New
York city Mayor Michael Bloomberg and singer-songwriter
Moby. The campaign, backed by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC),
the nation's largest gay rights advocate, hopes to build momentum on
the issue now, ahead of a hoped-for second attempt to legalize the
institution later this year.