Oct 20, · The Washington Post logo. Gays and lesbians owe thanks to President George W. Bush and Justice Scalia But they did spark a public debate about same-sex marriage Author: Jonathan Capehart. Dec 01, · George H.W. Bush opposed gay marriage, but then he became the first president to be a witness at a same-sex wedding in (Patrick Smith/Getty) Also in , Bush .
Jul 08, · George W. Bush's Forgotten Gay-Rights History. Romney, the more conservative candidate who lost where Bush won, opposed both gay marriage and civil unions in Author: Garance Franke-Ruta. Bush is the only living ex-president who has not endorsed gay marriage. Bush is the only living ex-president who has not endorsed gay marriage. Author: Steven Nelson.