You can read the article here.
Cindy, shocking to many, came out and posed. The picture is here:
*pic from the huffington post
Daughter Meghan had been public in her support for marriage equality for a long time, and I love that her mother came out in support too. I think this is huge for the Republican party. The party is changing. These are not your grandfather's Republicans... these are my Republicans.
As I've written so many times before... I still just can't understand why gay marriage is such an issue in this country. Who cares? If you're against it, don't get one!
My personal solution would be to stop giving tax breaks for marriages and start taxing it. (bitter single girl rant commencing...) Married people already get dual incomes to live off of, let them pay taxes on it. Maybe if people (gay AND straight!) knew they were going to pay more in taxes, they'd think a little harder about getting married, and maybe 50% of marriages wouldn't end in divorce.
As for the criticism that it's "too late"... I disagree. Maybe it's too late for John McCain, but honestly, who cares? It's never too late to support equality. And I love that John McCain came out and distanced himself from his wife's position... it makes it even more awesome that she posed. I'm sure it wasn't easy for her to say "sorry hubs, but this is what I believe, sorry if it's not what you believe." I hope to have that kind of marriage one day...
And honestly... my BIGGEST beef with all of this... WHY is this being made into a REPUBLICAN issue? I don't see Michelle Obama posing for NoH8 or coming out and sharing that despite her husband's refusal to support gay marriage, she disagrees. Where are the democrats on this?! They've got a majority in Congress, why aren't they passing marriage equality?
I think this has to do with age... as more of MY generations gets older and gets into office, things will change. We are more open-minded than our parents (isn't that always the case?). The problem is NOT that Congress is made up of Republicans like John McCain. The problem is that that Congress is made up of 73 year olds like John McCain.
The Republican party is changing. The Republican party is me, and Meghan McCain, and Cindy McCain, and I am prouder than ever to be a Republican.