Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Mr. Schubert - You do realize that Laura Bush DOES support marriage equality, right?


Laura Bush, wife of former President George W. Bush, does support marriage equality. The fact that Mrs. Bush asked to have this clip removed from a Freedom to Marry advertisement does not change her stated position. Colin Powell and Darth Vader himself, Dick Cheney, support marriage equality. That is an issue of fact.

Someone needs to explain this to Frank Schubert, political director for National Organization for Marriage. In an email blast authored by Schubert:
One of the tactics that homosexual advocates have taken to advance their "inevitability" strategy in recent months is aimed right at a core element of our base of supporters — people who consider themselves Republicans. Just last week a coalition of gay groups including the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) began an advertising campaign touting statements from various former GOP officials like Colin Powell and Dick Cheney.

Perhaps Laura Bush, who was also featured in the ad from the misnamed "Respect for Marriage" coalition, didn't get the memo on inevitability. Immediately after learning that she had been featured in their ad, she demanded that her image and comments be removed. The HRC coalition had little choice but to comply.
I don't know why Mrs. Bush wanted her image removed from the ad. She said what she said. The coalition did have a choice. However, out of respect for Mrs. Bush, they chose to remove her clip.

More importantly, people     including Republicans     are "evolving" on the issue of marriage equality which is becoming increasingly inevitable.

Just this week, John Huntsman came out in favor of marriage equality. Indeed, The New York Times reports:

Dozens of prominent Republicans — including top advisers to former President George W. Bush, four former governors and two members of Congress — have signed a legal brief arguing that gay people have a constitutional right to marry, a position that amounts to a direct challenge to Speaker John A. Boehner and reflects the civil war in the party since the November election.

Mr. Schubert is not an employee of National Organization for Marriage. He is a contractor who reportedly raked in several million dollars in fees last year. Schubert's biggest looming problem is inevitability. Nobody wants to donate to an organization that is doomed to failure. NOM is doomed. It's only a matter of time.

National marriage equality is inevitable!
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