Close Print View. President George W. Bush's call for an amendment banning gay marriage draws criticism from both conservatives and liberals.
The president said he decided to endorse an amendment because of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's recent decision granting marriage rights to same-sex couples, and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom's decision two weeks ago to begin giving marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples. California high court may get same-sex marriage. Bush has been under pressure from social conservatives within his political base to come out in favor of such an amendment, several versions of which are floating around Capitol Hill.
Former President George H. Bush will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda until Wednesday morning, before his funeral at Washington National Cathedral. Along with Washington, D.
George W. Bush ran for election and reelection as a compassionate conservative. Now slowly inching his way back into the public eye with an interview with ABC News's Jonathan Karl that aired Sunday and a planned major speech on immigration Wednesday, the former president who likes to call himself " retired " is being suddenly feted for views he's held for years.
The community in Kennebunkport, Maine is grieving the loss of George H. Bush, a man who was more than a former president, he was a long-time resident and friend. The 41st president spent nearly every summer of his life at the family compound at Walker's Point, and made many friendships in the small, coastal town.
Listen to the Beltway chattering class, and you could be forgiven for forming the impression that Jeb Bush will be the courageous centrist in the Republican Party's presidential field. He's the guy who will absolutely refuse to pander to the party's rabid right-wing base, rising or falling without backing down from his heretical positions on issues like education and immigration reform. Of course, the meme of Bush the Moderate conveniently glides over his thoroughly conservative views on issues like abortion, taxes, climate change, and government regulation; that he is considered a centrist says far more about the ever-rightward march of the Obama-era GOP than it does about Bush's worldview.
President George H. Bush, the father of President George W. Bush and presidential hopeful Jeb Bush, has shown himself to be far more socially liberal than his sons in recent years.
The exchange is raw, personal and angry: Xavier Cortada, a gay friend of Jeb Bush, then the governor of Florida, sent him an email on March 3,with a plea. Cortada, an artist, was alarmed that Mr. Bush, was proposing to amend the Constitution to outlaw same-sex marriage — and was unsettled that the governor backed the idea. Cortada wrote to Mr.
The poll found 22 percent of Americans both support a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriages and say they would only back a presidential candidate who shares their position on such marriages. It's a decisive issue for fewer, 13 percent, who want states to settle the question rather than amending the constitution. The division is greater on the issue of same-sex marriage more generally: 28 percent say they'd only vote for a candidate who opposes same-sex marriages, while just 8 percent would only vote for one who supports such marriages.
Bush took the stage in a small-town school gym in Indiana. It was October 28, right before the midterm elections, and Levine was a year-old White House advance aide. The flags hung just so, the big presidential seal on the podium. Then Bush started talking, his standard stump speech about taxes and supporting the troops.