DES MOINES — Questioned by an anti-gay rights publication, Texas Gov. George W. Bush said Tuesday that he opposes gay marriages and that a court erred in striking down a ban on gays in the Boy Scouts. Bush opposed adoptions by gay couples as well.
Publishers of the newsletter said Bush's comments were "a good start" but they had more questions about the Republican presidential front-runner's position on gay rights.
Bill Horn is a leading anti-gay rights activist who publishes a newsletter called "Straight from the Heart." He's been questioning presidential campaigns about their views on gay issues.
Pushed to detail the governor's positions, the Bush campaign sent Horn a brief statement Tuesday.
"Gov. Bush believes marriage is between a man and a woman and therefore does not believe in gay marriages," the statement said. He also opposed adoption by gay couples because "he believes children ought to be adopted in families with a man and woman who are married."