Props to Cindy McCain for supporting gay marriage. Ditto Elizabeth Edwards , back in the day. But their husbands remain ed recalcitrant. Are political wives more liberal, or are they just saying what their husbands are too chicken to admit? Cindy recently joined NOH8 , the anti- Proposition 8 campaign that her daughter Meghan joined back when California could still reject the gay marriage ban.
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McCain says in the video. Her comments are in contrast to the position Sen. McCain has taken on the controversial military policy that currently forbids homosexuals from openly serving in uniform. McCain, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, pledged last spring to filibuster any defense authorization bill that included language repealing the policy. McCain said that he was against repealing the policy until a full Pentagon Review on the matter was conducted, and characterized the White House- backed measure as part of a "political agenda. The language was ultimately dropped from the bill, and he reiterated his filibuster pledge last month if Democrats attempt the move again. This is the second time Mrs.
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Following in daughter Meghan's footsteps, Cindy McCain , the wife of Republican senator and former GOP candidate for president John McCain , has publicly joined the fight for same-sex marriages -- posing for a photograph for NOH8, a group fighting the ban on gay marriage in California. While lady McCain has quietly expressed support for gay marriage in the past, the photo represents a dramatic split from Sen. McCain's belief that "the sanctity of marriage is only defined as between one man and one woman," according to a statement from the senator's office. NOH8 said Cindy McCain reached out to them to pose for the picture -- and praised her for willingly embracing a view very unpopular with the Republican Party.
John McCain of Arizona broke forcefully with President Bush and the Senate GOP leadership Tuesday evening over the issue of same-sex marriage, taking to the Senate floor to call a constitutional amendment that would effectively ban the practice unnecessary -- and un-Republican. The proposed amendment died Wednesday after a procedural vote to move the measure to the Senate floor failed , or 12 votes short of the 60 required by Senate rules. Full story. McCain said Tuesday night he would side with opponents of the amendment on the procedural vote to make clear to his constituents that he is against the amendment itself.