I get that there are seriously slim pickings among the Republican presidential contenders when it comes to GLBT issues and that this puts gay Republicans in an extremely difficult position, but to attempt to defend John McCain's weak record on GLBT issues must be some sort of sick joke. McCain has failed to co-sponsor any of the six pieces of GLBT related legislation currently pending in the Senate , including the hate crimes bill and a bill to provide funding to reduce teen pregnancy and STD rates. In McCain supported the proposed amendment to Arizona's constitution that would have prohibited marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships. Tucker claims that it took "enormous political courage" for McCain to vote against the Federal Marriage Amendment.
McCain’s First Marriage
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Congress from until his death in office in , a two-time U. Presidential election , took positions on many political issues through his public comments, his presidential campaign statements, and his senatorial voting record. Online, McCain used his Senate web site  and his campaign web site  to describe his political positions. Regarding the general notion of consistency of political positions over time, McCain said in June "My principles and my practice and my voting record are very clear. Not only from but and and And you know, it's kind of a favorite tactical ploy now that opponents use, of saying the person has changed. Look, none of my principles or values have changed.
Bush’s Daughter, in a Break, Endorses Gay Marriage
John McCain's staunch opposition to gay marriage was one of the key parts of his presidential campaign. But it has become clear this was not supported in his own household. His daughter, Meghan, is a vocal advocate of gay rights. Now his wife, Cindy, has appeared in a poster campaign against California's proposition 8 — a law banning same-sex marriage.
John McCain of Arizona broke forcefully with President Bush and the Senate GOP leadership Tuesday evening over the issue of same-sex marriage, taking to the Senate floor to call a constitutional amendment that would effectively ban the practice unnecessary -- and un-Republican. The proposed amendment died Wednesday after a procedural vote to move the measure to the Senate floor failed , or 12 votes short of the 60 required by Senate rules. Full story. McCain said Tuesday night he would side with opponents of the amendment on the procedural vote to make clear to his constituents that he is against the amendment itself.