Meghan McCain, the daughter of Arizona
Senator John McCain and a gay-friendly Republican, hit President
Obama, Rick Perry and Mitt Romney for opposing gay marriage.
The 27-year-old McCain appeared
Wednesday on MSNBC and told host Thomas Roberts that she hopes GOP
candidates back marriage equality.
Referring to the NOH8
Campaign, a silent protest which raises funds for gay causes,
including repeal of Proposition 8, California's gay marriage ban,
Thomas asked: “You posed for the No on H8 Campaign, do you think
that social issues have a place with the GOP frontrunners?
Especially like Romney, who isn't backing federal marriage equality,
same thing with Perry.”
“You know, I would hope so. I would
really hope that any of these candidates would realize that gay
marriage in this country is a civil rights issue and not a political
one. Whether or not it's going to happen with the Republican Party,
I don't know. But it's not like President Obama is out there, you
know, passing gay marriage everywhere in this country,” McCain
answered. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)