It wasn’t a secret that Cindy McCain supported the rights of lesbians, gays, bi-sexual and transgendered people. So her participation in this PSA for the pro-gay marriage NOH8 Campaign isn’t what’s so surprising.
It is rather eyebrow-raising that the wife of Arizona Senator John McCain pins gay bullying and gay suicide on religious and political leaders. She says they send the message that gay kids will have no future. She says they teach bullies that it’s OK to look down on gays and lesbians.
“Our government treats the LGBT community as second-class citizens. Why shouldn’t they?”
The once First Lady-hopeful practically reaches through the video to shake her husband by the shoulders. He is against the repeal of the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. He’s also opposed to gay marriage.
It’s possible Cindy McCain has nothing left to lose when she so obviously calls out her husband for his intolerance, but it still takes some big ones to do. And it’s an example of what all of us need to do, every one of us. We moms and dads, grandmothers and uncles need to speak up and keep speaking about how, no, there is no sound argument for DADT. And that denying two consenting adults the right to marry is not only prejudice plain and simple, it’s sending a loud and painful message to little girls and boys all over the country.
Cindy McCain’s outspoken-ness would have been welcome two years ago, but this shows it’s never too late for people to start talking. And maybe, if her message gets through to certain Arizona senators, never too late to change your mind in favor of humanity.
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