Sen. John McCain’s wife Cindy McCain is the newest face of a pro-gay marriage campaign. Cindy McCain Gay Marriage Campaign with posing with tape over her mouth and a “NOH8” logo on her face, Cindy McCain was photographed for the NOH8 Campaign, which protests Proposition 8, the California proposition passed in 2008 banning same-sex marriage. The proposition is currently being challenged in federal court.
John and Cindy McCain’s daughter Meghan has been a vocal advocate for gay marriage and was previously photographed for the campaign. Her outspoken position has been controversial among conservatives, however. The GW College Republicans this week withdrew their financial support of an appearance Meghan McCain will make at George Washington University in February to deliver the keynote address at the “Marriage Equality Week” hosted by another campus club.
John McCain has typically taken a more moderate position on the issue of gay marriage than conservative Republicans, saying it is an issue of states’ rights, prompting his 2008 running mate Sarah Palin to break with him on the issue during the campaign. As McCain runs for re-election this year, he is once again pairing up with Palin on the campaign trail in Arizona, a move that should bolster his credentials with conservative voters.