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By The Associated Press
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, 8:18 p.m.
 

DALLAS — A pro-gay marriage group will replace ads that included former first lady Laura Bush speaking on the topic with a new ad upon learning that she didn't want to be featured as part of its campaign.

The Respect for Marriage Coalition said on Thursday that it appreciates Bush's previous comments “but are sorry she didn't want to be included in an ad.”

The national advertising campaign of print, television and online ads that began Wednesday featured part of a Bush interview on CNN in which she said: “When couples are committed to each other and love each other, then they ought to have the same sort of rights that everyone has.”

The coalition, made up of more than 80 organizations supporting gay marriage, said the ads are part of “a public education campaign that will now move to new and different voices that reflect the depth and breadth of our support.”

The ads include clips of President Obama, former Vice President Dick Cheney and former Secretary of Defense Colin Powell talking favorably about same-sex marriage.

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