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Bush says
same-sex couples should be treated fairly

Bush says
same-sex couples should be treated fairly


When asked about Mary Cheney's pregnancy at a Wednesday news conference, Bush said laws should be reviewed to make sure same-sex couples are treated fairly.

During a Wednesday news conference on the war in Iraq and the pending legislative session, President Bush was asked about the pregnancy of Mary Cheney, Vice President Dick Cheney's gay daughter.

Without naming Cheney's longtime partner, Heather Poe, a reporter asked the president if there are any changes in the law that he would support that would give same-sex couples more legal rights, such as those involving hospital visitation and insurance benefits.

"I've always said that we ought to review law to make sure that people are treated fairly," Bush said.

Regarding Mary Cheney, he added, "This is a personal matter for the vice president and his family. I strongly support their privacy on the issue, although there's nothing private when you happen to be the president or the vice president--I recognize that. And I know Mary, and I like her, and I know she's going to be a fine, loving mother." (The Advocate)

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