Lyndon B. Johnson's Daughters Discuss Gay Marriage With Katie Couric

How Would Lyndon B. Johnson Feel About Marriage Equality? His Daughters Weigh In

President Lyndon B. Johnson's daughters, Luci Baines Johnson and Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, sat down with Katie Couric this week to discuss their views about same-sex marriage, as well as their late father's.

A one point in the interview, Couric asked the pair what they thought their father would have felt on the issue of gay marriage. Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, the eldest of Johnson's daughters, seemed to insinuate that their father would have supported the issue.

"Its hard to project what daddy would have thought about that because that wasn't an issue that had come upon the stage at that time," she told Couric. "But I know he really wanted everybody to live up to the best that God gave them--"

"--and social justice was terribly important to him," Luci Baines Johnson continued.

The pair also spoke about their own personal views surrounding the issue of marriage equality and told Couric that they were in favor of same-sex couples having the right to marry.

"I do not think that being a homosexual is something that's a choice..." Luci Baines Johnson stated. "It's just a fact of life and to deny someone the chance to have the kind of love I have in my marriage simply based upon the fact that the person they love is of the same gender seems to be to be morally wrong and deeply tragic."

Well said, ladies.

(h/t Instinct)

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