Update on John McCain's Reaction, after the jump.
Cindy McCain, wife of former GOP Presidential Candidate John McCain, has posed for the NOH8 Campaign, the project from photographer Adam Bouska that was started as a response to California passing Prop 8. Subjects, ranging from activists to celebrities to everyday folks, are photographed with duct tape over their mouths to as a sign that their voices aren't being heard on the subject of marriage equality.
On Cindy McCain's decision to pose, the NOH8 campaign says the following on its website:
In the year since we've started the NOH8 Campaign, we've often been surprised at some of the different individuals who have approached us showing their support. Few, though, have surprised us more than Cindy McCain - the wife of Senator John McCain and mother to vocal marriage equality advocate Meghan McCain. The McCains are one of the most well-known Republican families in recent history, and for Mrs. McCain to have reached out to us to offer her support truly means a lot.
Meghan McCain's shot and more after the jump...
The NOH8 campaign goes on to continue the theme that marriage equality isn't a Democrat/Republican issue (much like Ted Olson in the Prop 8 Trial):
Although we had worked with Meghan McCain before and were aware of her own position, we'd never really thought the cause might be something her mother would get behind. We have a huge amount of respect for both of these women for being brave enough to make it known they support equal marriage rights for all Americans.
Aligning yourself with the platform of gay marriage as a Republican still tends to be very stigmatic, but Cindy McCain wanted to participate in the campaign to show people that party doesn't matter - marriage equality isn't a Republican issue any more than it is a Democratic issue. It's about human rights, and everybody being treated equally in the eyes of the law that runs and protects this country.
Good for Cindy. There's nothing wrong with getting some bipartisan support for equality. Now let's hope she can move her husband and the rest of the GOP on some of these issues.
For more information on the NOH8 Campaign, go to www.noh8campaign.com.
The Washington Post reports John McCain is unswayed by his family:
John McCain's office said in a statement that the Arizona senator respects the views of members of his family but remains opposed to gay marriage. 'Sen. McCain believes the sanctity of marriage is only defined as between one man and one woman,' the statement said.
What a charmer...