Former president and first lady George H.W. And Barbara Bush attended the same-sex wedding of friends in Kennebunkport, Maine, last weekend.
The president signed Helen Thorgalsen and Bonnie Clement’s marriage license as a witness.
In an odd statement about the event, Jim McGrath, Bush’s spokesman said, “They were private citizens attending a private ceremony for two friends.”
Why so defensive? Nobody accused them of crashing the wedding.
Or is it Bush’s way of saying this isn’t new Republican policy? He’s not endorsing marriage equality but in this case it’s OK because the women were friends of his.