Reports & Research

The Bush administration on marriage equality and other forms of partner recognition

Report Type: 
August 24, 2004

While the Bush administration’s anti-same-sex marriage stance is well known, the Bush administration has not taken a clear stance on the provision of Social Security survivor and spousal benefits for same-sex couples.

  • In 2000 Bush said, “In the private sector [domestic partner benefits] are perfectly fine.”

This report documents contradictory statements made by both George W. Bush and Dick Cheney on the topic of partnership recognition.