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McCain Wont Follow Wifes Lead


The announcement Wednesday that Cindy McCain had come out for marriage equality by posing for the NOH8 campaign may have changed a few people's opinions about the former would-be first lady. But it appears that Mrs. McCain's photo session has done little to change her husband's mind about marriage rights for gay people.

Senator John McCain's office has issued a statement saying that the senator respects his family members' views, but that he is still opposed to gay marriage, The Washington Post reports. "Sen. McCain believes the sanctity of marriage is only defined as between one man and one woman," the statement said. It's the same statement McCain made to Ellen DeGeneres before she got married in 2008 (see the video below).

McCain's statement on Wednesday, however, seems in opposition to what NOH8 creator and photographer Adam Bouska told The Advocate after his shoot with Mrs. McCain. When asked if his time with Cindy McCain gave him any indication that her husband might be budging on the issue, Bouska responded: "Um, I got that impression. I don't know that I should speak much about it, but I definitely got that impression."

Read The Advocate's interview with Bouska here.

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