Well this must make for interesting dinner table conversation. Cindy McCain has signed a Human Rights Campaign petition asking her husband, Sen. John McCain, to support the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would add sexual orientation as a protected category in federal law.
Call it a bold canvassing move that paid off: An organizer for the Human Rights Campaign asked Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) wife Cindy to sign a postcard Thursday urging the senator to back legislation barring workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
She signed it…
HRC organizer John Gomez spotted Cindy McCain at a Staples in Phoenix, Cole-Schwartz wrote in an e-mail. “He talked with her about our efforts to pass ENDA, and she shared her support for the bill,” Cole-Schwartz said, adding that she signed the postcard and addressed it to her husband.
Their daughter Meghan has also been very public in her support for equality. And frankly, I think if it wasn’t for political considerations, John McCain would support the bill. And if he decides he isn’t going to run for reelection in 2016, I won’t be at all surprised if he comes out in favor of both ENDA and marriage equality. If he does decide to run again, he will probably be too afraid of a primary challenge to do so.
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