Just as Cindy McCain and Laura Bush have voiced their support for same-sex marriage in the post-campaign era (well, Cindy McCain then changed her tune in relation to DADT), former President George W Bush’s daughter, Barbara, has now stepped out to lend her support for marriage equality in NYC. While I think that we should always be grateful when people come forward to support equal rights in any arena, is it so wrong to wish that more close family members (e.g., spouses, children, parents) of prominent politicians would come forward while their family members are in office or campaigning? It seems it would paint both parties in a more nuanced light and spark more a conversation about important human issues. Anyone else feel this way?
About Dr. Debby Herbenick
Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at www.sexualhealth.indiana.edu.
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