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At a wedding this past weekend, former president George H.W. Bush was a witness at a same-sex marriage in Maine. There's even photographic evidence, complete with the elder Bush's amazing socks: the couple, Bonnie Clement and Helen Thorgalsen, posted a photo of the elder Bush, signing the paperwork, to Facebook this week

As The Washington Post notes, Bush's office confirmed the president's participation, but made it clear that Bush's participation in the wedding wasn't a political statement: “They were private citizens attending a private ceremony for two friends," spokesperson Jim McGrath said. George W. Bush, earlier this year, said that he "shouldn't be taking a speck out of someone else's eye when I have a log in my own," in response to a question about the conflict between Christian values and gay marriage, while H.W.'s granddaughter Barbara has openly supported gay marriage

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