McCain's wife stands for gay marriage and against her husband's views
Washington - Following in daughter Meghan's footsteps, Cindy McCain, the wife of the 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain, has taken a high profile position contrary to her husband's on the issue of same sex marriage, posing with duct tape across her mouth and ''NOH8'' written on one cheek for an advertisement endorsing gay marriage advocates in California.
McCain approached the campaign herself about her participation, the NOH8 Web site says. She has spoken out on behalf of gay rights before, though this is perhaps her most prominent show of support for the issue.
The photo represents a dramatic split from Sen. McCain's belief that "the sanctity of marriage is only defined as between one man and one woman," according to a statement from the senator's office.
McCain’s daughter Meghan tweeted that she “couldn't be more proud” of her mother and nearly cried during the photo shoot. “I think more Republicans need to start taking a stand for equality," she wrote.