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"I'm Barbara Bush, and I'm a New Yorker for marriage equality," she says in a 22-second video released Monday by the Human Rights Campaign, a group that lobbies for equal treatment for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders.
"New York is about fairness and equality," she says in the video. "And everyone should have the right to marry the person that they love."
The statement marks a public break between Bush and her father, who, as president, pushed for a constitutional amendment banning gay unions. But Barbara Bush is only the latest family member of a prominent Republican politician to come out in favor of gay marriage in recent years.