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  Patti Davis says Reagan wouldn’t have opposed gay marriage
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Last EditedBrandonius Maximus  Apr 04, 2013 09:35am
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News DateThursday, April 4, 2013 03:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe daughter of former President Ronald Reagan says she thinks that her father would not “stand in the way” of gay marriage.

“He was a very tolerant person,” Patti Davis, the 60-year-old youngest daughter of the former president, said on a YouTube show on Wednesday about gay rights. “He did not have prejudices against gay people.”

Davis suggested her father’s conservative views — support for the stability of the traditional family and a desire to remove government for people’s lives — and friendships with gay people dating back to his years in Hollywood would lead him to back gay marriage.

“I think he would be puzzled, on the one hand, on why anyone would have a problem with people wanting to be married and wanting to be committed to one another,” Davis said. “What difference does it make to anybody else’s life? I also think because he wanted government out of peoples’ lives, he would not understand the intrusion of government banning such a thing. This is not what he would have thought government should be doing.”
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