It's the McCain women versus John
McCain over gay rights and repeal of the military's ban on open gay
The Arizona Senator and ranking
Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee has aggressively
fought against legislative repeal of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” the
17-year-old law that has ended the military careers of over 13,000
gay and bisexual service members.
a new video released Thursday, Cindy McCain deals a blow to her
husband when she says that the military policy sends gay teens a
troubling message of discrimination.
“Our political and religious leaders
tell LGBT youth that they have no future,” McCain says in the
video. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)
In a second video, also released on
Thursday, McCain's daughter Meghan
McCain is featured saying that she supports efforts to get troubled
gay teens considering suicide the help they need.
In September, John
McCain successfully led Republicans in blocking passage of a defense
bill that included language that would have repealed the gay ban,
has pledged to filibuster the measure a second time if Majority
Leader Harry Reid puts the bill up for a second vote during the
lame-duck session of Congress that begins Monday.