22 January 2010

Cindy McCain -- poster girl for NOH8

Cindy McCain – attractive, intelligent, filthy rich and married to a prominent U.S. senator – offers a picture of the best and brightest of Republican womanhood. Yet she has a flaw. She supports gay marriage. And isn't shy about it. She not only has come out in support of the NOH8 gay marriage campaign, she has posed for a campaign poster. NOH8 opposes California's proposition 8, a law banning same-sex marriage.

Her husband, former presidential candidate John McCain who once supported a similar law in his home state of Arizona, has been forced to declare that while respecting the views of his family he still "believes the sanctity of marriage is only defined as between one man and one woman." Gossip-mongers have suggested Cindy is simply taking a shot at her husband because of his behaviour toward her in the past. (He once publicly called her a cunt.) I prefer to think she genuinely believes in gay marriage and is making the point that Republicans can be progressive on the issue. As her daughter Meghan McCain, who also appears in the poster campaign, said, "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."

Good for Meghan. And good for Cindy.

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