Friday, January 22, 2010

Cindy McCain and the NoH8 Campaign

The NoH8 campaign is a photo project and silent protest by photographer Adam Bouska and his partner in response to the passage of Proposition 8 in California.  It features people photoed with tape over their mouths and "NoH8" painted on their faces.  Many celebrities have participated.  Meghan McCain, daughter of Republican John McCain was photographed.  That's no surprise, she's been an outspoken gay rights advocate for a while now (one of the few Republicans I truly admire and respect).  What was a surprise was the Cindy McCain, John's wife, also posed for the photo project:

I had no idea that Cindy McCain felt this way.  I'm glad to see there are some Republicans who understand the importance of equality for all.  But while the Republicans are stereotyped as the anti-gay rights party, the Democrats don't fair any better.  One of my facebook friends made me aware of the fact that as of now, the McCain family has done more for gay rights than the Obama family has.  Obama has stated he does not support gay marriage, nor do Joe Biden and Hilary Clinton (at least publicly).  I don't know what to think about that. 


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