Unlikely Trio Laura Bush, Colin Powell, Dick Cheney Appear in Same-Sex Marriage Advocacy Advertisement

The former First Lady's feathers have been ruffled. An advertisement supporting same-sex marriage used a clip of Laura Bush without her permission, and she is very upset. The soundbite captured by Respect for Marriage Coalition is from a 2010 interview on CNN's Larry King Live, where Mrs. Bush said, "When couples are committed they ought to have, I think, the same rights that everyone has."

Bush's spokeswoman, Anne MacDonald, has stated the former First Lady "did not approve of her inclusion in this advertisement nor is she associated with the group that made the ad in any way." Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Vice President Dick Cheney also appear in the advertisement. Mr. Cheney has publicly supported same-sex marriage since the 2004 election, when it was revealed his daughter Mary is a lesbian. In the ad he says, "Freedom means freedom for everyone."

The advertisement concludes with a clip of President Obama during his second inaugural address stating that "our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law."

[Via Daily Mail / Image via AP]