Cindy McCain Supports Gay Marriage: John McCain's Wife Goes NoH8
Cindy McCain, 55, the wife of the 2008 Republican Presidential candidate John McCain, has openly supported gay marriage. Both Cindy McCain and her daughter blogger Meghan McCain posed on the posters for the NoH8 pro-gay marriage campaign in California, which is a silent photo project against Calinornia Propositon 8 seeking to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman only. The participation of Cindy and Meghan McCain in the NoH8 campaign has caused an uproar in the Republican circles.
Cindy McCain has earlier supported gay marriage by appearing at a convention organized by the Log Cabin Republicans --- a federated gay and lesbian political organization in the U.S. -- in 2009. Meghan McCain is also a vocal supporter of gay marriage and says her mother has always been a supporter of same-sex marriage.
“My mom was always for gay marriage, but I think me being so vocal about it has made her want to be more vocal about it,” she says. “She texted me: ‘Gay marriage passed in Maine!!’ ”
Meghan McCain wrote on her Twitter:
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
John McCain reacted in a statement, saying he is still opposed to same-sex marriage, but respects the views of his wife and daughter.