The younger McCain's pro-gay position has put her at odds with the hard core "family values" folks in the GOP and her very vocal support of same-sex marriage during the '08 presidential campaign was in direct opposition to her father's support for "opposite" marriage.
Now it's seems it's the McCain women who have the most sense in the family and who, unlike moose-huntin', baby-granny Sarah Palin, understand what it means to be a maverick. Meghan and Cindy McCain are lending their support -- and faces -- to the new pro-marriage equality NoH8 Campaign.
The group made the announcement yesterday 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. 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.