(CNN) – Former President George W. Bush's daughter Barbara is appearing in a new web video in support of gay marriage.
The 20-second spot released Monday is sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign, a civil rights organization that works to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality.
"I'm Barbara Bush and I'm a New Yorker for marriage equality," Bush says. "New York is about fairness and equality and everyone should have the right to marry the person that they love. Join us."
The video is part of a larger set of testimonials from New Yorkers including Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Whoopi Goldberg, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Kenneth Cole and Julianne Moore.
A statement from the group says, "Barbara Bush joins prominent Republicans like her mother Laura Bush as well as Dick Cheney and Ted Olson as supporters of marriage equality."
Bush's daughter, twin to Jenna Bush, is the latest Republican offspring to voice support for gay marriage, an issue her father campaigned against in his reelection bid. Meghan McCain, daughter of former GOP 2008 presidential nominee Sen. John McCain and Mary Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney have also been outspoken supporters of same-sex marriage. Mary Cheney is openly gay.
– CNN's Dana Bash and Gabriella Schwarz contributed to this report
It took 3 generations, but finally a bush with some brains!
Nicely done, good for you. Equal protection under the law means equal protection for everyone. Denying those basic rights to anyone based on their race, gender, or orientation is simply un-American and unconstitutional.
Good to see the younger generation has more tolerance and common sense....
It appears the wives and children of moderate Republicans like Bush41, Bush43, and McCain are RINOs. Wish the media would stop advertising their opinions. Who cares? We desperately need conservative voices to speak out and define the Republican party. The rest might as well be Democrats.
I figured it was Barbara as soon as I saw that a "Bush supports gay marriage", I always liked her, I remembered that Laura Bush was actually a Democrat before meeting and marrying George.
Actually I like both Jenna and Barbara Bush, they have both grown into great women, yeah they had their youth moments, but so did all of us, at least I did too, so more power to them :)
Your mother should have been president !
You think like your mother and thats GOOD !
I believe this younger generation, no matter what their political affiliations may be, are going to be more and more open to justice for everyone.
At least this shows that there is hope for the next generation!
I'm hoping that those who say that this will be a non-issue once the older generation dies off are right.
I'm sad to say that I'm part of that older generation – just more forward-thinking than most of them.
It'll be interesting to see how Limbaugh and O'Reilly and all the other blowhards handle this. Then again, they seem to have throw GW under the bus now that they now longer need him to wrangle the knee-jerk evangelical vote (Palin is currently filling that role).
This apple fell a bit far from the tree, thank God. Maybe there's some hope for this gene pool after all. good for her!
She is entitled to her opinion and feelings. And what she believes in should not be an object of ridicule. I am not a Bush fan but people who support gay marriage have a right to express themselves. Good for her.
I believe in the separation of church and state, as declared in the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. And marriage is clearly a religious institution. Government has no right outlawing any religion from recognizing gay marriage nor forcing another to recognize it if they don't choose to. Marriage should be the business only of churches, and not of government!
Don't worry, gay marriage is no longer a wedge issue republicans need. They have enough immigrants to hate already, not to mention their tired all 'tax cuts alone can create jobs' (despite that there is no historical evidence that tax cuts ever helped... in fact the republican presidents most known for their tax cuts, Reagan and Bush Jr. each created two recessions!)
That's very brave of her to stand up for this cause after her father is no longer in the White House.
Gee, and here I thought all families got together in a room and decided what all of them would think about all political issues. I never dreamed any member of any family could disagree with their family on any issue.
What is this? A Bush that doesn't want to tell you what to do in your bedroom? That apple fell far, far from the tree.
It's a little late for the damage done by their fathers, but it's welcome nevertheless. Good on ya, kid!
It's nice to finally see a Bush that believes in basic human rights.
"A" bush can do anything for votes
Just another signal God knows what He's doing by making the old people die off first.
I'm a bit disappointed that she waited until the end of her father's term to say anything, but I support any ally we get.
YAY! Way to go Barbara !!!! Thank you for your voice of support !!!
So??? Are we suppose to be impressed???
Folks to the right-of-center in this country, including myself are coming to the conclusion that to support freedom and the rights of the individual, we must accept equality in the marriage contract between two individuals.
Folks like myself who are also Christians, need to lay down our stones, and encourage our GLBT brothers and sisters to forge monogomous relationships that foster honor, faith, modesty, and compassion that is consistent with the teachings of Christ.
Finally, I encourage our GLBT friends to join us by keeping the government out of your wallet, your doctor's office, your bedroom, and the closet that you have left, but where you still stock the assault weapons of your choice.
Freedom means freedom. The left and the right need to stop picking-and-choosing. Start today.