Washington, January 21 (ANI): Sen. John McCain's wife, Cindy, has posed for the "NOH8" photo campaign aimed to overturn Proposition 8 and legalize same sex marriage in California.
The development is surprising, as her husband/the former US presidential nominee, opposed gay marriage.owever, her daughter Meghan has expressed joy.
She Tweeted: "I couldn't be more proud of my mother for posing for the NOH8 campaign.
"I think more Republicans need to start taking a stand for and civil rights in this country and set the example that this is not a partisan issue."
Also, photographer Adam Bouska added: "I was shooting the cover for Meghan's tell-all political book that she's writing, and her mother just came along for support, and suddenly asked if it was okay if she lent her face for the cause.
"We were definitely surprised. We always knew where Meghan stood on the issue (she was one of the first to pose and show her support in June last year), but we weren't sure about Cindy. She said it shouldn't matter what political party you are part of, that shouldn't be the issue that divides you.
"Many people feel that she is taking a more progressive stance on gay marriage than Obama. I hope this will help people see that it is okay to be gay and a Republican. There are so many bigger issues like war and health care we have to worry about; we shouldn't have to be wasting time on this. It is basic human rights."
Meanwhile, Sen. McCain's office has issued a statement affirming his own stance on gay marriage.Senator McCain respects the views of members of his family. The senator chaired the effort to successfully pass Arizona Proposition 102, the Marriage Protection Amendment, and his opposition to gay marriage remains the same," Fox News quoted spokesperson Brooke Buchanan as saying.
The rep added: "Senator McCain believes the sanctity of marriage is only defined as between one man and one woman." (ANI)