Oftentimes in an election season, you hear the familiar cry from disillusioned voters that there really is no substantial difference between the two main candidates. In this election, that isn't the problem we face. A read-through of the platforms of the two parties and the policy proposals of the candidates quickly calls out their starkly different beliefs of where this nation should head. In particular, on the topic of LGBT Rights, the difference between the candidates could not be more stark. It should be noted that I am writing this piece from the perspective of someone who works at the National Campaign to Restore Civil Rights. Perhaps due to that fact, as well as the fact that I am a lesbian, you may not be surprised to know that I volunteer with the Obama Campaign.
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Meghan Marguerite McCain born October 23, is an American conservative columnist, author, and television personality. The daughter of politician John McCain and businesswoman Cindy McCain , she has been a public figure for much of her life, first appearing at the Republican National Convention. McCain received media attention of her own accord in for her blog, McCain Blogette , on which she documented life on the campaign trail during her father's presidential campaign. In , she became a contributing writer for The Daily Beast. From to , she co-hosted the daytime talk show Outnumbered , after which she joined the daytime talk show The View , also as co-host.
Posted on November 11, 22 Comments. I would not have allowed him to do so had he asked; I might have considered publishing the item on this blog, though to tell you the truth, I found his take goopy and overheated. But the issue was not the content.
John McCain, who died Saturday at 81, leaves a legacy of patriotism, service to country — and being a thorn in the side of President Trump — but his legacy on LGBT issues is more complicated. Throughout his decades in Congress, the Arizona Republican took widely different stances on LGBT issues — at times mocking them as unimportant, at other times embracing equal rights for the LGBT community. McCain would often oppose LGBT rights to align with his party and for the sake of political expediency, although the general direction of the positions he took as time went on demonstrated increasing acceptance of LGBT people. Three years later in , McCain continued his opposition to LGBT rights when he was one of 84 senators to vote in support of the Defense of Marriage Act, a federal prohibition on the recognition of same-sex marriage.