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Laura Bush on Antigay Bullying

Laura Bush on Antigay Bullying

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Former first lady Laura Bush has joined the chorus of people calling for a stop to antigay bullying, saying "bullying of any kind, certainly gay teens ... is terrible."

Bush, who in the years since her husband left the White House has come out as pro-choice and in support of marriage equality, talked about bullying Tuesday for the Yahoo Newsmakers series at the Women's Conference 2010 in California.

"Bullying of every kind, certainly gay teens, but any children is really terrible," she said. "We've read cases of children on the Internet where kids are committing suicide. It's really terrible. As adults, we have to be the ones who do something about it."

Bush also said she was proud of gay Fort Worth, Texas, city councilman Joel Burns, one of the first public officials to share a story of being bullied as a teenager and tell teens "it will get better."

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