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June 2, 2014

Her father, US Senator John McCain, has been staunchly opposed to gay marriage and allowing gays to serve openly in the military

Meghan McCain continues to prove that when it comes to LGBTI equality, the apple does fall very far from the tree.

The daughter of US Senator John McCain, an outspoken opponent of gay marriage and allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military, has joined the board of directors of GLAAD.

The media monitoring organization, which promotes the image of LGBT people in the media, said in a statement today that 'equality is no longer a partisan issue.'

February 27, 2014

Says SB 1062 'has the potential to create more problems that it purports to solve ... It could divide Arizona in ways we cannot even imagine'

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer ended days of suspense by announcing she has vetoed the state's controversial 'turn away the gays' law.

Brewer said at an evening press conference Wednesday (26 February) that the proposed legislation 'has the potential to create more problems that it purports to solve.'

The controversial SB 1062 was passed last week by the Republican controlled state Senate a day after it passed in the House chambers.

February 27, 2014

Says SB 1062 'has the potential to create more problems that it purports to solve ... It could divide Arizona in ways we cannot even imagine'

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer ended days of suspense by announcing she has vetoed the state's controversial 'turn away the gays' law.

Brewer said at an evening press conference Wednesday (26 February) that the proposed legislation 'has the potential to create more problems that it purports to solve.'

The controversial SB 1062 was passed last week by the Republican controlled state Senate a day after it passed in the House chambers.

February 24, 2014

US Senator John McCain, business leaders, and even state senators who voted for it are among those now against legislation

As Arizona Governor Jan Brewer continues to offer no clues about whether or not she plans to sign a controversial anti-gay discrimination bill into law, other leaders in the state are stepping up urging her to veto it.

'I hope Governor Brewer will veto #SB1062,' Arizona Senator John McCain tweeted this morning.

The state's other US Senator, Jeff Flake, had tweeted similar sentiments over the weekend.

February 6, 2014

Expect 'swearing, high kicks, alcohol, verbal abuse. You know: the usual...with a lisp'

‘In New York, sometimes the only way to get Broadway credits on your resume, is to do a show entitled "Broadway Credits”.’

Micah McCain, whose husky-voiced rendition of Beauty and The Beast’s ‘Bonjour!’ became an Internet sensation in 2011, is gracing the stage again with a one-man show in New York this weekend.

November 7, 2013

After 64-32 vote, attention now turns to House where Republican leadership expected to let legislation die

After nearly 20 years, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act has finally passed the US Senate.

The legislation, known as ENDA, has been introduced in all but one Congress since 1994. It was last voted on by the full senate in 1996 when it fell one vote shy of passage.

In the end, the 64-32 vote had every Democratic senator and 10 of their Republican colleagues voting in favor of passage.

Surprisingly, among the Republicans supporting ENDA was Arizona Senator John McCain who was a vocal opponent of ending the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy.

October 30, 2013

Republican's wife had signed petition urging him to back the proposed legislation offering workplace protections to LGBTI employees

Arizona Senator John McCain is not going to listen to his wife.

The 2008 Republican presidential nominee got some pressure last week from his spouse when Cindy McCain signed a Human Rights Campaign postcard urging her husband to support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

But McCain said Wednesday (30 October) he fears the legislation might lead to 'reverse discrimination.'

October 30, 2013

Republican's wife had signed petition urging him to back the proposed legislation offering workplace protections to LGBTI employees

Arizona Senator John McCain is not going to listen to his wife.

The 2008 Republican presidential nominee got some pressure last week from his spouse when Cindy McCain signed a Human Rights Campaign postcard urging her husband to support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

But McCain said Wednesday (30 October) he fears the legislation might lead to 'reverse discrimination.'

October 25, 2013

2008 Republican presidential nominee has been against gay marriage and gays serving openly in the military

What do you do when you are the pro-gay wife of a conservative US senator with an anti-gay voting record?

If you're Cindy McCain, wife of 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain, you send him a postcard.

Mrs. McCain this week put her signature on a postcard provided by the Human Rights Campaign asking her husband for his support on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

October 25, 2013

2008 Republican presidential nominee has been against gay marriage and gays serving openly in the military

What do you do when you are the pro-gay wife of a conservative US senator with an anti-gay voting record?

If you're Cindy McCain, wife of 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain, you send him a postcard.

Mrs. McCain this week put her signature on a postcard provided by the Human Rights Campaign asking her husband for his support on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

September 21, 2013

Senator John McCain goes to Pravada.ru to respond to President Putin's New York Times editorial where he said 'God created us equal'

US Senator John McCain, a leader in the Republican Party, wrote an editorial in Pravda.ru that includes one sentence that takes Russian President Vladimir Putin, and his supporters, to task for the country's ‘gay propaganda’ law.

‘gay propaganda’ law

'They write laws to codify bigotry against people whose sexual orientation they condemn,' the senator wrote.

September 21, 2013

Senator John McCain goes to Pravada.ru to respond to President Putin's New York Times editorial where he said 'God created us equal'

US Senator John McCain, a leader in the Republican Party, wrote an editorial in Pravda.ru that includes one sentence that takes Russian President Vladimir Putin, and his supporters, to task for the country's ‘gay propaganda’ law.

‘gay propaganda’ law

'They write laws to codify bigotry against people whose sexual orientation they condemn,' the senator wrote.

January 27, 2013

New York Times article traces Use Your Mandate to Republican linked organizations

For the past week Use Your Mandate has been using Twitter, mailings in seven states and TV ads to knock Chuck Hagel, President Barack Obama's nominee for Secretary of Defense. The group insists it's made up of Democratic party LGBT operatives, but its members have chosen to be anonymous.

December 13, 2012

Republican-turned-Democrat has been plagued by persistent gay rumors

Former Republican Florida Governor Charlie Crist officially became a Democrat on Thursday (13 December) and was asked about a very un-Democrat decision he made while a member of his former political party.

In 2006, Crist signed a petition pushing for a constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage in Florida.

November 20, 2012

Ditch the racist, homophobic, creationist, climate change-denying dominionists: inclusive, secular conservatism is the only option for Grand Old Party, says Adrian Tippetts

The US presidential election was not so much an endorsement of Obama as a verdict on the Republican Party. Given the dire economic circumstances, any challenger would have strolled into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. They even outspent the Democrats on their presidential campaign by a factor of 3.5 to one. The recriminations and post mortems are in full swing. At least Newt Gingrich has the honesty to admit being ‘far off’ wrong.

September 4, 2012

Bisi Alimi looks at the problem of invisibility of black and Asian LGBT people in the media and highlights a forgotten gay hero of the civil rights movement

On the night of 4 November 2008 the whole world was about to witness something historic. To prepare myself for the night and the drama that was about to unfold, I spent the whole day drinking coffee. I had to stay awake, I had to see for myself what was about to happen.

Earlier in the day Americans in their millions turned out to cast their vote. This was not just another election, this one would make history as the first time an African-American or what many people will comfortably call a black American, was on the verge of being president.

June 28, 2012

John McCain's daughter says president should be touting federal legislation

The daughter of 2008 GOP presidential nominee John McCain has stood apart from many Republicans by standing up very publicly for LGBT equality.

But that doesn't mean she's ready to vote for Barack Obama because he became the first sitting US president in history to endorse gay marriage.

June 28, 2012

John McCain's daughter says president should be touting federal legislation

The daughter of 2008 GOP presidential nominee John McCain has stood apart from many Republicans by standing up very publicly for LGBT equality.

But that doesn't mean she's ready to vote for Barack Obama because he became the first sitting US president in history to endorse gay marriage.

June 4, 2012

In the first of a special two-part feature, GSN looks at Barack Obama’s challenger in the 2012 presidential election, Mitt Romney, and his LGBT record

It’s officially official. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will meet in this November’s race for the White House.

This matchup has been penciled in all spring. After a GOP primary casting call that included mogul/TV reality boss Donald Trump, pizza man Herman Cain, Representative Michele Bachmann, former Senator Rick Santorum, and ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Romney is the last candidate standing.

March 16, 2012

But outspoken daughter of US Sen. John McCain remains very pro-gay

Meghan McCain is proof that you can be a famous Republican in the US and be supportive of equality for gays.

The daughter of Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, has veered sharply away from her father on certain issues. He is against gay marriage and against homosexuals serving in the military.

The 27-year-old has been so outspoken on the gay marriage front that it has led some to question whether or not she herself was in search of as same-sex partner.

March 16, 2012

But outspoken daughter of US Sen. John McCain remains very pro-gay

Meghan McCain is proof that you can be a famous Republican in the US and be supportive of equality for gays.

The daughter of Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, has veered sharply away from her father on certain issues. He is against gay marriage and against homosexuals serving in the military.

The 27-year-old has been so outspoken on the gay marriage front that it has led some to question whether or not she herself was in search of as same-sex partner.

March 8, 2012

But wife of Republican US Sen. John McCain does not think he's a bigot

Cindy McCain appeared on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight Wednesday (7 March) and was asked about Kirk Cameron's anti-gay comments on the same program five days earlier.

'He has his views, I respect that,' the wife of US Sen. John McCain said before adding, 'I strongly disagree.'

March 8, 2012

But wife of Republican US Sen. John McCain does not think he's a bigot

Cindy McCain appeared on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight Wednesday (7 March) and was asked about Kirk Cameron's anti-gay comments on the same program five days earlier.

'He has his views, I respect that,' the wife of US Sen. John McCain said before adding, 'I strongly disagree.'

January 6, 2012

Meghan McCain calls some of candidate's statements 'so dated and it's so gross'

The daughter of 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain slammed former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum today (6 January) for his strong anti-gay marriage rherotic.

Meghan McCain, who recently posed for a second time for a NOH8 Campaign portrait with her mother, Cindy McCain, blasted Santorum during an interview with MSNBC.