McCain’s Wife, Daughter Back Gay Marriage Movement

Posted: 01/22/2010 by Lynn Dartez in 2011

Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 12:01 AM

Cindy McCain, the wife of 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain, and their daughter Meghan have posed for photos endorsing pro-gay marriage forces in California.

Mrs. McCain appears with silver duct tape across her mouth and “NOH8” written on one cheek in a photo posted Wednesday to the Web site of NOH8, a gay rights group opposed to Proposition 8. The ballot measure passed by California voters in 2008 bans same-sex marriage.

The McCains’ daughter Meghan, who has been outspoken in her support for gay rights, has also endorsed NOH8. She appears with silver duct tape across her mouth and “NOH8” on a cheek in a photo on her Twitter site.

Cindy McCain contacted NOH8 and offered to pose for the photo endorsement, the Web site said.

John McCain’s office said in a statement that the Arizona senator respects the views of members of his family but remains opposed to gay marriage.

“Sen. McCain believes the sanctity of marriage is only defined as between one man and one woman,” the statement said.

John McCain backed an Arizona ballot measure passed by voters in 2008 that defined marriage as between one man and one woman.

The NOH8 Web site praised Cindy McCain’s willingness to publicly endorse a cause that is unpopular within the Republican Party.

“The McCains are one of the most well-known Republican families in recent history, and for Mrs. McCain to have reached out to us to offer her support truly means a lot,” the site says.

“Although we had worked with Meghan McCain before and were aware of her own position, we’d never really thought the cause might be something her mother would get behind. We have a huge amount of respect for both of these women for being brave enough to make it known they support equal marriage rights for all Americans.”

Meghan McCain said Wednesday in a Twitter message linked to her blog: “I couldn’t be more proud of my mother for posing for the NOH8 campaign. I think more Republicans need to start taking a stand for equality.”

Meghan McCain was asked to be the keynote speaker at next month’s National Equality Week at George Washington University in Washington for her advocacy, but her appearance has drawn criticism from Republicans on campus, the NOH8 site said.

McCain’s Senate re-election campaign said Wednesday that his presidential running mate, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, will come to Arizona to campaign for him in March. Palin has been a vocal opponent of gay marriage.

  1. Rick M. says:

    McCain is a Rhino.. a liberal in disquise and a phoney moralist. This is why he needs to be replaced. His wife is an idiot. Posing for gay rights.. Hey if my kid was gay I wouldn’t disown him/her but I certainly wouldn’t help in any movement for their causes. I wouldn’t be very supportive of their activities no matter how they felt about me. Go JD Hayworth !!

  2. 19red46 says:

    I lived in AZ years ago, and McCain was a idiot then and he has only gotten worse. He goes along with whatever is popular and will get him the vote (does that sound like another party we know?) If he was any kind of a viable candidate for anything, I would say…. it is too bad his wife of many years and his daughter hold totally different views than he does, but what can he do about it now? ….. However, when push comes to shove, he will probably end up changing what he believes to get the gay vote, so like longkife says… John McCain needs to go!!!!

  3. longknife21 says:

    John McCain needs to go! His wife and daughter reflect his his real -Beltway- values. He has been a Beltway Buffoon too long! If he ever was a Conservative he isn’t now, nor has he been for many years. Ignore what he says, look at what he DOES and REMEMBER! McCain-Feingold or the ‘Incumbent Guaranteed Reelection Act’ makes it illegal to expose an incumbents record just before an election in the name of ‘campaign reform’! McCain-Kennedy was a financially crippling immigration Bill! He is a Demo-commie lite, saying “Me, too” to socialist programs – even the Global Warming HOAX, always sucking up to the media. He is a Neo-Con at best, and the Con may stand for Con-man rather than Conservative. Not to be trusted. He is a friend of the Banksters and in the Savings and Loan scandles of the ’80s up to his ears. He runs in Arizona as a conservative, but VOTES in DC for more Big Govt. WAKE UP ARIZONA and through the phoney OUT!!
    I like Sarah Palin, and I admire loyalty, but she is running-dumb Stupid to campaign for this Liberal Repub dinosaur!!

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