Laura Bush to Star in Pro-Gay Marriage Ad

Pretty heavy on the gay marriage news today, but whatever. Politico‘s reporting that Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, and Laura Bush will all star in a pro-gay marriage ad sponsored by the Respect for Marriage Coalition. Comments from President Obama’s 2013 inauguration are also included.

Bush’s comments: “When couples are committed to each other and love each other, then they ought to have the same sort of rights that everyone has.”

The ad uses clips from various television appearances. It’s not news that Mrs. Bush, Cheney, or Powell support equality, but it’s unclear whether any gave their OK for the ad. I have an email in to Mrs. Bush’s spokeswoman to clear that up.