Bush’s daughter supports gay marriage

In this Jan. 28, 2008 photo, President George W. Bush's daughter Barbara Bush attends his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Bush says she supports gay marriage. The national gay rights group Human Rights Campaign has released a video featuring 29-year old Bush, The Associated Press reports, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. Bush calls herself "a New Yorker for marriage equality" and says people should be able to marry the person they love. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)

One of former President George W. Bush’s twin daughters says she supports gay marriage.

The national gay rights group Human Rights Campaign has released a video featuring 29-year old Barbara Bush.

Barbara Bush calls herself “a New Yorker for marriage equality” and says people should be able to marry the person they love.

The former president opposed gay marriage and endorsed a proposed constitutional amendment to outlaw it.

Gay rights advocates believe New York lawmakers may vote to legalize gay marriage this year. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared his support for gay marriage, and advocates believe they have enough votes in the legislature to pass it this year.

Barbara Bush lives in Manhattan and runs a nonprofit organization that promotes global health issues.

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