George H.W. Bush Serves as Official Witness at Same-Sex Wedding

by William White | September 26, 2013 1:12 pm

NewLetters George H.W. Bush Serves as Official Witness at Same Sex Wedding[1]George H.W. Bush, former president of the United States, served as an official witness[2] at a same-sex wedding on Saturday.

Bush attended the wedding with his wife Barbara. The couple getting married were Bonnie Clement and Helen Thorgalsen, who are friends of the former president. The couple posted a picture of George Bush, who was sitting in his wheelchair with papers in his lap, signing their marriage license as a witness. The couple posted the caption “Getting our marriage license witnessed!” with the photo. The couple owns a small general store in Kennebunk, Maine. Maine legalized gay marriage in December, reports ABC News.

“They have always been not only supportive of us but including us in many of their social events when they are here in Kennebunkport,” Clement told BuzzFeed[3]. “So it was very natural and normal for them to be invited and to attend.”

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  2. official witness: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/george-hw-bush-witness-sex-wedding-20375642
  3. BuzzFeed: http://www.buzzfeed.com/tonymerevick/george-hw-bush-served-as-witness-to-a-maine-lesbian-couples

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