President Bush witness at same-sex wedding
Former US President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, served as the official witnesses at same-sex couple Bonnie Clements and Helen Thorgalsen’s wedding in Kennebunkport Maine last week.
The former first couple have been friends with the lesbian couple for many years. News surfaced of the president’s part in the ceremony when Thorgalsen posted an image on her Facebook page of the former power couple signing the marriage license.
Bush Sr.’s press representative described their involvement as “private citizens attending a private ceremony for two friends.”
Clement told the Washington Post she was thrilled when the Bushes agreed to take part in their ceremony. “When they agreed [to witness] we just felt that it was the next acknowledgment of being ‘real and normal.’”