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Laura Bush: Gay Marriage Will Come

Laura Bush: Gay Marriage Will Come


Former first lady Laura Bush appeared on Fox News Sunday and asserted her belief that marriage equality is inevitable. Also, asked about the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, Bush said she did not have an opinion.

Bush spoke with Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace, who asked her whether she thought gays should be allowed to marry.

"What I really believe is that it's something that is so difficult," said Bush. "It's a very, very difficult issue for very many people because the marriage between a man and a woman is so fundamental to our civic life for all of our history, for the history of humans. And it's a debate that I think people want to have, and I hope they have it in a way that protects people. And in many ways, I think it's generational and that gay marriage will come."

Bush added, "I'm OK with that."

Asked whether she had an opinion on the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, Bush said, "Not really."

"Well I think that's just something else that the military and the legislators are going to have to talk about and figure out what is really best for the United States military," she said.

The interview was conducted at the new Texas home the former first lady shares with former President George W. Bush. Mrs. Bush said it contains an upstairs "man cave" where her husband watches Texas Rangers games on a big-screen TV.

Watch the interview below. The discussion of gay rights issues begins around the 12:30 mark.

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