Only when it comes to questions of gay rights, Bush is ‘off the stage’

Former U.S. President George W. Bush on Thursday dodged an opportunity to weigh in on whether his views on marriage equality have evolved since leaving office more than four years ago.

Bush, appearing on “CBS This Morning” told anchor Charlie Rose, “I’m not weighing in on these issues because I made a decision to get off the stage, so I’m off the stage.”

But in the same segment, Bush did, however, comment on issues including immigration and terrorist attacks.


In 2004, Bush endorsed a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, stating, “Marriage cannot be severed from its cultural, religious and natural roots without weakening the good influence of society.”

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