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A spokeswoman for Laura Bush on Thursday said the former first lady has requested to be taken out of an ad that features clips of well-known Republicans speaking out in favor of same-sex marriage, CNN reported.
The ad, released by the Respect for Marriage Coalition this week, includes footage of Bush during a 2010 interview with former CNN host Larry King.
"Mrs. Bush did not approve of her inclusion in this advertisement nor is she associated in any way with the group that made the ad," Anne MacDonald, a a spokeswoman for the former first lady, said in a statement, according to CNN. "When she became aware of the advertisement Tuesday night, we requested that the group remove her from it."
The ad also features two other prominent players from the presidency of George W. Bush: former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Vice President Dick Cheney.