Former first lady Laura Bush is upset that an interview clip of her is being used in a marriage equality campaign.
Bush is featured in a Respect for Marriage Coalition video released Wednesday alongside clips from President Barack Obama, former vice president Dick Cheney and former secretary of state Colin Powell.
“When couples are committed to each other and love each they ought to have, I think, the same sort of rights that everyone has,” Bush says in the clip from a 2010 interview with Larry King where she endorsed gay marriage, explaining that it is something she and her husband disagree about.
But Bush apparently didn’t like her interview being used in the clip, according to her spokeswoman, who told the Dallas Morning News that she “did not approve of her inclusion in this advertisement nor is she associated with the group that made the ad in any way.”
Bush has requested that she be removed from the video, as well as further campaign materials like an ad in yesterday’s Washington Post, see above.
The Respect for Marriage Coalition responded that it was sorry Bush didn’t want to be included and the campaign will continue to include more leaders in the future.
“We used public comments for this ad from American leaders who have expressed support for civil marriage,” the organization said in an email. “We appreciate Mrs. Bush’s previous comments but are sorry she didn’t want to be included in an ad. The ad launched a public education campaign that will now move to new and different voices that reflect the depth and breadth of our support.”
Watch both the video and Bush’s interview with King below.