Cindy McCain: Too Little, Too L8

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(Photo by: Adam Bouska)

Senator John McCain's wife Cindy McCain gave here support to the marriage equality group NoH8 Campaign. Isn't this a little too late; or is this a case of better late than never? Although I'm delighted with the endorsement of my rights as a tax paying citizen, she should have come out in support or marriage equality during her husband's 2008 presidential campaign.

Mrs. McCain posed for celebrity photographer Adam Bouska with a symbolic piece of duct tape over her mouth. The iconic photos have become familiar with the NOH8 Campaign. Recently Chicago's own Feast of Fun pod-casters (and fellow ChicagoNOW bloggers), Fausto Fernós and partner Marc Felion, posed for the NoH8 Campaign while in LA.

The NOH8 website said McCain approached them:

"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," the Web site says. "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."

ChicagoPride.com noted that McCain's daughter, Meghan has been an advocate for gay marriage and was previously photographed for the campaign. Mother and daughter join other well-known Republicans, including Dick Cheney, (I know, hard to believe!) Arnold Schwarzenegger, and David Brooks. All have spoken in support of gay marriage. Sentator McCain's office issued a statement reconfirming his opposition to gay marriage. I should also note that President Obama has opposed our marriage rights.

I think this is better late than never. Every day more and more people are meeting and working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. In 2010 we are being seen as whole and credible people. When the Cindy McCain's of the world see the LGBT community as they see themselves, we are made equal.  

What do you think of Cindy McCain's photo supporting gay marriage?

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