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McCain’s wife and daughter pose for gay marriage

by Brad A. Greenberg

January 24, 2010 | 11:35 pm

If you were surprised to see Theodore Olson, the attorney who represented George Bush in Bush v. Gore, leading the legal fight for gay marriage, wait until you see what the McCains have been up to:

Mrs. McCain appears with silver duct tape across her mouth and “NOH8” written on one cheek in a photo posted Wednesday to the Web site of NOH8, a gay rights group opposed to Proposition 8. The ballot measure passed by California voters in 2008 bans same-sex marriage.

The McCains’ daughter Meghan, who has been outspoken in her support for gay rights, has also endorsed NOH8. She appears with silver duct tape across her mouth and “NOH8” on a cheek in a photo on her Twitter site.

Cindy McCain contacted NOH8 and offered to pose for the photo endorsement, the Web site said.

John McCain’s office said in a statement that the Arizona senator respects the views of members of his family but remains opposed to gay marriage.

“Sen. McCain believes the sanctity of marriage is only defined as between one man and one woman,” the statement said.

That line from McCain’s campaign is one of the odder I’ve ever seen in a story. By “members of his family,” he is referring to the woman he shares a bed with, right?

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