|George H.W. Bush Witnesses Same-Sex Wedding|
|Abby D. Phillip||Sep 25, 2013, 6:07 PM|
(Courtesy Helen Thorgalsen)
President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush attended and witnessed the wedding of friends in a same-sex ceremony in Maine this past weekend.
Bonnie Clement and Helen Thorgalsen, who own HB Provisions, a Kennebunk, Maine, general store, got the former president's official stamp of approval despite the fact that Bush has not officially declared his position on same sex-marriage.
"This has been a wonderful wedding experience for us and we were honored to have President and Mrs. Bush not only in attendance but also happy to sign our license," Thorgalsen, who is with her wife on their honeymoon in London, told ABC News.
"As Nancy Sosa, our officiant, said, 'God did not make a love that is wrong.' If we can make a difference in the world with our wedding and marriage, we are thrilled," she added.
Thorgalsen posted a photo of Bush signing the marriage license on Facebook over the weekend.
"They were private citizens attending a private ceremony for two friends," said Bush spokesman Jim McGrath.
Same-sex marriage was made legal in Maine in December 2012.