More from Laura Bush on gay marriage

Posted on 12 May 2010 at 8:43am

Dallas resident and former first lady Laura Bush told CNN’s Larry King on Tuesday that she supports equal rights for same-sex couples. King asked Bush about a passage from her recent book in which she said she asked her husband not to make a “significant issue” out of gay marriage during the 2004 campaign. The full clip is above. Here’s my transcript:

King: “Do you think we should have it (gay marriage)?”

LB: “I think that we ought to definitely look at it, and I’ve debated. I think 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, but I also know that when couples are committed to each other and love each other, they ought to have, I think, the same sort of rights that everyone has.”

King: “So would that be an area where you (and George) disagree?”

LB: “I guess that would be an area that we disagree. I understand totally what George thinks and what other people think about marriage being between a man and a woman, and it’s a real reversal … to accept gay marriage.”

King: “But you do?”

LB: “But I think we could. I think it’s also a generational thing.”

King: “You think it’s coming?”

LB: “Yeah, that (it) will come.”

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