Republican Sen. Congress is poised for a showdown over a slate of measures focused on LGBT rights attached to the defense funding measure that, among other things, could allow religious organizations with federal contracts to be exempted from federal guidelines barring sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination. McCain has adjusted to these changes and as the leader of the Armed Services Committee has a powerful position to act as a firewall. The discussion on LGBT-related amendments to the defense policy bill comes less than a week after a gunman opened fire in a gay nightclub in Orlando in a shooting spree that left 49 dead and 53 others injured. The fact that the LGBT community was so directly targeted in the deadliest mass shooting in American history has brought into focus heated Congressional debate over protections against discrimination. Last month, the House floor erupted in chaos after an amendment aimed at preventing federal contractors from getting government bids if they discriminate against members of the LGBT community failed to pass by one vote.
Cindy McCain Joins Campaign in Favor of Gay Marriage - CBS News
John McCain's staunch opposition to gay marriage was one of the key parts of his presidential campaign. But it has become clear this was not supported in his own household. His daughter, Meghan, is a vocal advocate of gay rights. Now his wife, Cindy, has appeared in a poster campaign against California's proposition 8 — a law banning same-sex marriage.
Cindy McCain endorses NOH8 gay marriage campaign
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Over the next month, more than 4, couples tied the knot in defiance of a state referendum that had banned gay marriage in California in After John Kerry lost in November, some Democrats suggested that the specter of gay marriage had thrown the contest to George W. Dianne Feinstein D-Calif. The whole issue has just been too much, too fast, too soon. Now that the California Supreme Court has legalized gay marriage, should Barack Obama brace for another round of backlash at the ballot box?