Inthe Bush administration announced approval for widespread use of rapid HIV testing, which was new technology at the time. Bush also sought to repeal the travel ban that prevented foreign nationals with HIV from entering the United States. As Solmonese noted, Bush has never made an effort to correct his anti-gay policies. George Bush supports nuclear power and expanded domestic drilling. Congress repealed the ban during the Bush administration, and the policy was completely changed after a rule change in the Obama years. The issue was thrust into campaign politics when Massachusetts legalized gay marriage, and the city of San Francisco began performing same sex marriages defying a statewide ban.
Same-sex marriage is currently legal in 13 states and the District of Columbia.
Absolutely, without the protection of that amendment we are at the mercy of activist federal judges or activist state judges who could, without the involvement of the people, determine as the Massachusetts Supreme Court did, that marriage no longer consists of a union between a man and a woman. Associate Justice David Souter to the U. Views Read Edit View history.
The rise in support among Democrats for Bush seems to overlook that his presidency was marked by a military quagmire in Iraq, an inept response to Hurricane Katrina, a financial collapse inscheming advisers and Dick Cheney.