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In a new public service announcement, Barbara Bush supports gay marriage in New York. No, we’re not talking about mother Bush --- we’re talking about the quiet, conservative, Ivy-league educated twin, so rarely heard from. Here’s the video:
“I’m Barbara Bush, and I’m a New Yorker for marriage equality. .. New York is about fairness, and equality. And everyone should have the right to marry the person that they love. Join us.”
Bush’s father, former president George Bush -- was outspoken against legalizing gay marriage, having pushed for a constitutional amendment banning such unions. But Barbara is joining a growing movement of young women from prominent Republican families who support gay marriage:
Women like Meghan McCain, daughter of senator John McCain and Mary Cheney, former vice president Dick Cheney’s openly lesbian daughter.
The Republican party still officially opposes gay marriage. But President Obama and former president Bill Clinton have also been hesitant to legalize gay unions. This has many media outlets saying -- this is no longer a PARTISAN issue. Politico calls it a “generational divide.”
Which seems to be backed by a CNN poll:
“Among those 18 to 34 years old, 58 percent said same-sex marriages should be legal... 42 percent among respondents 35 to 49 years old, and to 41 percent for those 50 to 64 years of age... Only 24 percent of Americans 65 and older support recognizing same-sex marriages as valid.”
A New York Times writer says this video is important for another reason -- Jenna Bush is often in the spotlight -- but Barbara is the quiet twin.
“[Bush] rarely speaks out on American political issues, making her foray into the same-sex marriage debate so striking.”
Fox News dubs Bush the “Power Player of the Week,” and goes beyond the PSA to detail her other passion: Global Health Care, her project to provide better health care around the world. FOX’s Chris Wallace asks Bush if these are stepping stones to a bigger career move:
WALLACE: “Do you have any interest... in running for office?”
BUSH: “Jenna and I both grew up with our grandfather in politics, and our dad in politics, and I just don’t see that being a decision I would want to make for myself in the future.”
Bush is just one of many high-profile New Yorkers featured in the videos -- aimed at state legislators debating a marriage equality bill in Albany. So what do you think about this new wave of young Republicans with more liberal social views? Are Barbara, Meghan, and Mary setting the tone for a new generation of GOP?
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Gay rights has long been a controversial issue for many Americans -- but when did it become a black/white thing? Or did it?
When Mr. Obama ordered the Justice Department not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act -- critics say he alienated the black community.
In an interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace, former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee says Mr. Obama’s decision that DOMA is unconstitutional could destroy the president.
HUCKABEE: “He alienated the African American community. Overwhelmingly, African-Americans support traditional marriages more than Hispanics and more than whites. Within the white community it’s about 56%. 65% in the Hispanic. 75% in the African American community.”
Huckabee didn’t say where his numbers came from -- but according to the Pew Research Center in 2010 -- 46 percent of white respondents opposed gay marriage -- compared to 59 percent of black respondents.
Still - on Huckabee’s own show -- also on Fox News -- the host interviews the Head of the Black Church Initiative Reverend Anthony Evans, who says ultimately the black church is very unhappy with Mr. Obama’s decision.
EVANS: “... He continued to advocate breaking up that (his) family by interjecting this sort of foreign object called gay marriage and it just doesn’t fit in our congregations and our congregants believe that the president is, seems to be struggling with this issue.”
And the African-American Policy Forum writes -- Mr. Obama is just lying to the American people.
“It isn’t that he and his administration just now concluded that DOMA is unconstitutional. The President has long thought that. ... The Administration’s position on DOMA now would be more worthy of respect if he had been more honest from the beginning.”
But the National Black Justice Coalition, a civil rights organization for the black LGBT community, says this issue isn’t black and white -- and thanks the President for his crusade for equality.
“The President’s decision to stop defending DOMA lawsuits moves our nation away from embracing discriminatory, punitive policies and significantly closer to recognizing the fundamental liberty for all Americans.”
And panelist on the weekly show “Our World with Black Enterprise” says gay rights really is a civil rights issue, and adds the black community needs to understand civil rights is not just a race thing.
SPEAKER: “Even as an African-American community we often think about civil rights only as black people. But even if we’re talk about black people, some black people are gay, some black people are lesbian, some black people are transgendered, and if they’re in school and they’re being harassed not on the basis of race, but on the basis of their gender or sexual identity, we have to have the same sense of urgency, right?”
So how could this affect the president in 2012? Some church leaders tell The Washington Post this issue really isn’t the end-all-be-all. And a professor at NYU tells the Post Mr. Obama’s decision could even change the black community’s view on gay rights.
"Given that a sub-share of black voters are so loyal to Obama, and he commands a fair amount of respect, my instinct is that a public change of heart on his part to support gay marriage could have a substantial impact on black voters.”
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This Sunday….the secretaries are sent out to talk about Libya. Why the U.S. is there- and when it’s getting out.
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates tells NBC’s David Gregory- this is a limited mission that’s going according to plan.
Robert Gates (U.S. Secretary of Defense): “The President has made it very clear there will be no American troops on the ground in Libya. This eventually is going to have to be settled by the Libyans themselves. Perhaps the UN can mediate or whatever but in terms of the military commitment, the president has put some very strict limitations in terms of what we ware prepared to do.”
And sitting on Gates’ right- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who says the U.S. wasn’t going to opt out when the international community was calling for action.
Hillary Clinton (U.S. Secretary of State): “Can you imagine David if we were sitting here and Gaddafi had gotten to Bengazi and in a city of 700,000 people he has massacred tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands had fled over the border destabilizing Egypt. Everybody would be saying, why didn’t the president do something?”
The duo also sat down with CBS’ Bob Schieffer on Face the Nation, where Secretary Gates revealed- embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is doing his best to make the Allies- the bad guys.
Robert Gates (U.S. Secretary of Defense): "We have trouble coming up with proof of any civilian casualties that we have been responsible for. But we do have a lot of intelligence reporting about Qaddafi taking the bodies of the people he's killed and putting them at the sites where we've attacked. “
As for what happens next, the secretaries say the U.S. expects coalition forces to take over enforcement of the UN-backed no-fly zone.
As for intervening in other revolting nations, Secretary Clinton says- there are a few things that must happen before the U.S. will step in. Here, she’s referring to Syria.
Hillary Clinton (U.S. Secretary of State): “If there were a coalition of the international community. If there were the passage of a Security Council resolution. If there were a call by the Arab League. If there was a condemnation that was universal.”
On CNN’s State of the Union, Democratic Senator Carl Levin tried to simplify the argument for those in favor of intervention in Libya. Candy Crowley sums it up.
Candy Crowley (Host, State of the Union): “You know Africa is full of countries where leaders are slaughtering their people in the hundreds of thousands and we’ve done nothing about that. So the tipping point to you is ‘Well if they ask us to come and the international community supports it, then we’ll go. That’s your…
Sen. Carl Levin (D- MI): “That’s key. That’s absolutely critical.”
But some Sunday round table members aren’t buying the secretaries’ mission accomplished press circuit. The BBC’s Ted Koppel asks- why Libya?
Ted Koppel (The BBC): “The question hasn’t yet been answered as to why it is that Libya of all countries in that region has won the humanitarian defense sweepstakes of 2011.”
And ABC’s George Will argues the U.S. is way too optimistic about the chances of democracy in Libya.
George Will (ABC): “Our objective now, believe it or not, is to create a vacuum by decapitating the regime by getting rid of Gaddafi, into which we hope in this tribal society that something good will flow.”
But on the Meet the Press roundtable, Savannah Guthrie points out, President Obama isn’t thrilled about the situation either.
Savannah Guthrie (MSNBC): “The president is obviously not happy with his set of choices. One person told me in a meeting he called this military action in Libya a ‘turd sandwich’ which he was quoting one of his national security aides who likes to use that term.”
Finally- while Secretaries Gates and Clinton made their rounds on ABC, CBS, and NBC… Chris Wallace was pretty unhappy they didn’t stop by Fox News…and he let everybody know about it.
Chris Wallace (Fox News Sunday): “Despite the fact that we routinely have more viewers than two of those Sunday shows, the Obama team felt no need to explain to the millions of you who watch this program and Fox News why they have sent U.S. servicemen and women into combat. We thought you’d like to know.”
Mediaite notes- to be fair- the duo didn’t appear on CNN’s State of the Union either. So far, no on-air complaints from host Candy Crowley.
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