The NOH8 campaign against California’s Proposition 8 has a new famous face: Republican John McCain’s wife, Cindy McCain.
Cindy follows her daughter Meghan McCain‘s example. She already posed last summer for NOH8, a photo project in which supporters are photographed wearing white against a white background, with their mouths taped shut and “NOH8” painted on their faces.
Here’s NOH8’s (read No Hate) statement about Cindy’s decision to publicly support their cause:
“In the year since we’ve started the NOH8 Campaign, we’ve 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 we were aware of her own position, we’d never really thought the cause might be something her mother could get behind.
“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.”
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