It’s nice that these unelected, private citizens support equality when their public representative relatives are no longer in power.
It’s a nice symbol, Buti it does not alter the fact that Barbara Bush comes from a Republican family. And in the US the Republican Party is run by bigotted homophobic extremists who would like to wipe us off the face of the universe.
And Babs’ daddy – George W Bush is a religious lunatic.
So thanks Babs – now how about vocally condemning your daddy’s monstrous bigotry?
It’s nice to see that the apple rolled a bit after it fell from the tree.
“hormer US president George Bush’s daughter has joined his wife in declaring her support for marriage equality.”
Do you mean she “has joined her mother” or is she a transexual fermale-to-male married to a woman?
Stop being so bitter, David. She supports gay marriage. She is unlikely to turn against her father. Just welcome her vocal position.
It’s great that such an utterly foolish man should have such an intelligent daughter!
Right now we need all the support we can get.
Receiving support from prominent republicans will show other conservatives that it is acceptable to have alternative views.
Otherwise we all end up being stereotyped.
Wake up people. Barbara Bush has no power. No influence. No mandate. And the fact that she supports marriage equality is meaningless when ALL of the elected representatives of her party hate us and wants to deny our rights.
As I said it’s nice that she supportsq equality. But it doesn’t change a damned thing. The Republican Party is the natural home of the likes of extremist illiterates like Sarah Palin. They still hate us and believe we are going to ‘hell’.
David, I share your concerns. But when two of the closest people to such an iconic republican are willing to go against him on this issue it must be recognised as it deflates his despicable opinions.
Shut the hell up, David. Firstly, the fact that her family is republican doesn’t mean crap; her political beliefs are what she makes them, not what her heritage implies. Political ideals are in no way tied to our genetics.
Secondly, the fact that the Daughter of the former President has come out as being for something that he was clearly against completely undermines the actions Bush took while in power and shows to the Republicans that their poorly thought opinions are clearly on the way out, when even the children of their former leader disagrees with them. She has no ‘Real’ power, but this announcement of hers will have a significant impact on the inner workings of the Republican party and, with any luck, get more people doing the same.
David. I think you’re wrong. It does change things. Young republicans may think differently because of what she is doing. It’s better than her being homophobic. You sound angry with her, when all she has done is show us support.
This is a good thing. It proves that the younger generation, regardless of party labels, are supporting us. We need this kind of support on both sides of the Atlantic. Here in the UK, we don’t even have any prominent, straight young people doing what Barbara Bush is doing. Maybe Daniel Radcliffe will speak up for us or the children of some of our MPs to get the discussion going since we can no longer rely on Ben Summerskill to do anything.
Good to know she opposes discrimination.