Former Pres. George H.W. Bush Official Witness at Same Sex Wedding

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Sept. 25 2013 6:28 PM

Former Pres. George H.W. Bush Official Witness at Same Sex Wedding

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Former President George H.W. Bush at the Bush family house in Kennebunkport, Maine, in July 2007.

Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Former President George H.W. Bush served as an official witness to a same sex wedding ceremony on Saturday in Kennebunkport, Maine. Bush, along with his wife Barbara, participated in the wedding of Bonnie Clement and Helen Thorgalsen, who, a Bush spokesman said, are friends of the family.

On Sunday, a photo posted on Thorgalsen's Facebook page showed Bush signing the couple’s marriage license with the caption: "Getting our marriage license witnessed!"

Elliot Hannon is a writer in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter.