Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) is trying to draw attention to the gay marriage movement's newest Republican supporter.
Tweeted Polis on Thursday:
Cindy McCain supports gay marriage: http://bit.ly/4SdL2o Also John McCain's daughter
Polis is referring to Cindy McCain's decision to do a photo shoot with NOH8, an active opponent of Proposition 8 in California. The group is known for photographing celebrities who stand in support of gay marriage with duct tape on their mouths and "NOH8" scrawled on their faces.
Cindy McCain's photo was released this week (view it here), to the delight of gay marriage activists, who see her support as an important, high-profile coup.
Her daughter Meghan, meanwhile, has already posed for the group. Her position on gay marriage has been far more chronicled in the press, however, as she announced her stance not long after her father, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz), lost the 2008 presidential election.
However, it should be noted that the Arizona senator has made clear this week he will not join his family in support of gay marriage.
“Sen. McCain believes the sanctity of marriage is only defined as between one man and one woman,” the senator's office said in a statement released Wednesday night.
Interestingly enough, that seems to conflict a bit with NOH8 creator Adam Bouska's read. When The Advocate asked this week whether Cindy and Meghan McCain had given him any indication the senator might change his position on the issue, Bouska replied: "Um, I got that impression. I don’t know that I should speak much about it, but I definitely got that impression."