Another prominent figure on the right has come out in favor of gay marriage – Barbara Bush. No, not the former First Lady but the former First Daughter, who joins her mother Laura in publicly supporting gay rights:
It’s days like these when I wonder if it isn’t the Ladies of the House of Bush who should have been in public office. But it goes to show that support for gay marriage is continuing to grow, including on the right, and hopefully Barbara the Younger will help more conservatives join this effort.
I also think it is important for younger voters to see that young conservatives actually support gay rights, since these are voters who are less concerned with social issues. So in that regard, Barbara is giving the GOP some free outreach, though it will likely have a minimal impact. But I, for one, applaud Barbara Bush for speaking out on her position. And I must say – she’d make a great staffer in a Huntsman White House, imo.