Friday, January 22, 2010

Prop 8 News

According to The Washington Post, "Cindy McCain, the wife of 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain and their daughter Meghan have posed for photos endorsing pro-gay marriage forces in California. 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."

Cindy McCain approached NOH8 and volunteered her services to the cause.  Of course, John McCain had to immediately issue a statement saying he didn't agree with his wife with the highly original words,
"Sen. McCain believes the sanctity of marriage is only defined as between one man and one woman."

The McCain's daughter, Meghan, had previously come out in support of same-sex marriage.  Said she of her mother's new activism, "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 equality."

Meanwhile, the Prop 8 trial, now in its second week, began hearing from supporters of the ban on gay marriage.  In one exchange, Mr. (Bill) Tam, a leader in the Prop 8 movement, was asked if marriage between a mother and a father helps children.  Of course he said yes.  When asked if the marriage of a gay couple helps their children, he said no.  He also reiterated his claims that part of the gay agenda was to have sex with children, even suggesting that the age of consent had been lowered in Canada shortly after same-sex marriage was legal.  (In fact, the legal age in Canada is higher than it was before same sex marriage.)

On and on we go.

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