THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2013 [quote]The former first lady appears in the ad along with other high profile political figures including President Obama and Dick Cheney. But Bush says she was included without permission and wants to be removed from the ad. Laura Bush isn't happy she's being used in a new pro-gay marriage ad. The former first lady is one of several public figures - including President Obama and Dick Cheney - who make cameos in a new ad campaign by the Respect for Marriage Coalition. Bush's appearance in the ad comes from an appearance she made on CNN in 2010. "When couples are committed to each other and love each other then they ought to have the same sort of rights that everyone has," she said at the time. But Bush is asking that she be removed from the ad, according to The Dallas Morning Newslaura. Bush "did not approve of her inclusion in this advertisement nor is she associated with the group that made the ad in any way," spokeswoman Anne MacDonald said. "When she became aware of the advertisement last night, we requested that the group remove her from it," MacDonald said. The ad, backed by a $1-million campaign on TV, in print and online, argues that "a growing majority of Americans believe it's time to allow marriage for gay and lesbian couples."
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