Just a day after the late President Ronald Reagan’s son compared marriage equality to bestiality and murder, the President’s daughter says her father would have supported marriage equality. NY Magazine reports:
Just a week after learning that being anti-background checks is akin to being pro-killing Ronald Reagan, the Republican icon’s daughter has revealed that he would have wanted same-sex couples to have the right to marry — or so she assumes. Patti Davis confidently tells the New York Times that her father would have “been puzzled” by the current debate and supported marriage equality, though she seems to base that on the rational application of his opposition to big government and the fact that he befriended gay people during his days in Hollywood.
But the mythological Ronald Reagan has always been larger in conservatives’ eyes than the actual man – a convenient blank slate on which to project all their right-wing beliefs. So don’t expect this to change anything.