Former President Lyndon B. Johnson’s daughters reflected on what their father would think of gay marriage, how his legacy was tarnished by a war that broke his heart, and what it was like to honeymoon with the Secret Service in tow in an exclusive interview with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, according to Yahoo News.
Johnson’s daughters, Luci Baines Johnson and Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, took Couric around their father’s presidential library in Austin, Texas, where civil rights leaders and four living presidents will gather this week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. Johnson pushed the bill through against the wishes of many in his own party in his first year as president.
Johnson and Robb were just teenagers when they were catapulted to the White House after JFK’s death, and remember well their father’s mission to end racial segregation in America. The sisters also suggested that they believe their father would support the spirit of what many advocates have embraced as the civil rights issue of this century: gay marriage.
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