Cindy McCain, the wife of Arizona
Senator John McCain, a Republican, has signed a petition asking the
senator to back the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which
seeks to prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual
orientation and gender identity.
ENDA cleared a Senate committee in July
and a floor vote is expected as early as this month.
According to The
Washington Post, Cindy McCain was approached by John Gomez,
an HRC organizer, at a Staples in Phoenix.
“He talked with her about our efforts
to pass ENDA, and she shared her support for the bill,” HRC
spokesman Michael Cole-Schwartz told the paper.
Cindy McCain signed the postcard and
addressed it to her husband, Cole-Schwartz said.
Republican Senators Mark Kirk of
Illinois, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Orrin Hatch of Utah voted in
favor of the bill in committee.
& Gamble endorses federal LGBT protections bill ENDA.)