Thursday, January 21, 2010

Cindy McCain Supports Marriage Equality

Cindy McCain, the wife of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is posing for an ad campaign that supports overturning the ban on marriage equality in California.

The photo shows Mrs. McCain with silver duct tape across her mouth and “NOH8” written on one cheek. NOH8 is a gay rights group challenging Proposition 8 passed by California voters in 2008 banning same sex marriage.

John McCain’s office issued a statement saying the Arizona senator respects the views of members of his family but remains opposed to gay marriage. It says McCain believes “marriage is only defined as between one man and one woman.”

Thus continues the tradition of the wives of prominent conservatives being more in touch with reality than their husbands; Betty Ford stood up for the ERA and a woman’s right to choose back when her husband, President Gerald Ford, did not. And it must lead to some interesting discussions across the dinner table, too.