George W. Bush ran for election and reelection as a compassionate conservative. Now slowly inching his way back into the public eye with an interview with ABC News's Jonathan Karl that aired Sunday and a planned major speech on immigration Wednesday, the former president who likes to call himself " retired " is being suddenly feted for views he's held for years. Maybe it's just the hard-right turn in Republican rhetoric since Bush left office, but Bush's historic kinder, gentler approach is suddenly being treated as a kind of GOP novelty act. President George W.
Republican Views on Gay Marriage
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In the landmark case Obergefell v. Hodges, the U. Supreme Court ruled that all state bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional, making gay marriage legal throughout America. The ruling was a culmination of decades of struggles, setbacks and victories along the road to full marriage equality in the United States.
GOP renews fight against gay marriage
The president said he decided to endorse an amendment because of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's recent decision granting marriage rights to same-sex couples, and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom's decision two weeks ago to begin giving marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples. California high court may get same-sex marriage. Bush has been under pressure from social conservatives within his political base to come out in favor of such an amendment, several versions of which are floating around Capitol Hill. Until Tuesday, Bush had only suggested he was open to an amendment, but stopped short of calling for one. He did not sign onto a specific bill, but called on Congress to pass and send to the states for ratification an amendment "defining and protecting marriage as a union of a man and woman as husband and wife.
George W. Bush 's political positions have been expressed in public statements, and through his actions as President of the United States. George Bush supports enacting generous tax cuts in the model of Ronald Reagan's supply-side fiscal policies. He believes this helps the economy at large. George Bush supports nuclear power and expanded domestic drilling.