Marriage Equality Coalition Removes Laura Bush from Ad, is ‘Sorry She Didn’t Want to Be Included': VIDEO


The Respect for Marriage Coalition has honored a request from Former First Lady Laura Bush to have an interview clip in which she expressed support for same-sex marriage rights be removed from a marriage equality ad the group began running earlier this week, Politico reports:

“We used public comments for this ad from American leaders who have expressed support for civil marriage,” the group said. “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.”

The new ad features a Republican former Marine, Craig Stowell, speaking about how he came to support gay marriage after learning his brother was gay.

Watch the replacement ad, AFTER THE JUMP...