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Anti-Gay Marriage Group Receives Affirmative Email from McCain

McbushNot that this is a huge news flash or anything, but the Protect Marriage Campaign, who are sponsoring the ballot initiative to place a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage before California voters in November, said yesterday that they had received an email from John McCain backing their cause.

Said McCain's email: "I support the efforts of the people of California to recognize marriage as a unique institution between a man and a woman, just as we did in my home state of Arizona. I do not believe judges should be making these decisions."

McCain is for "pretend weddings" however!

If you'll remember, back in 2006, when MCCain appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthew, he said: "I think gay marriage should be allowed if there's a ceremony kind of thing if you want to call it that. I don't have any problem with that..." and then went on to say "I think private ceremonies are fine. I do not think gay marriage should be legal."

Watch that clip, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. . . .yawn.

    Posted by: beetleuice | Jun 27, 2008 9:24:27 AM

  2. McCain knows how to email?


    Posted by: RP | Jun 27, 2008 9:31:37 AM

  3. Nice to see McCain living up to expectations.

    Posted by: Jeff | Jun 27, 2008 9:38:48 AM

  4. So McCain is a bigot, big surprise. :) There will always be people against equality. Marriage is a basic civil right that should be attainable by all Americans if they choose. For those who are uncomfortable with gay marriage check out our short produced to educate & defuse the controversy. It has a way of opening closed minds & provides some sanity on the issue:

    Posted by: Charlotte | Jun 27, 2008 9:48:13 AM

  5. RP


    I doubt he even knows where the power button is. Most likely a staffer sent the e-mail especialy after mcoldster got hamered for having a hand written letter delivered to Obama about the number of debates.

    Posted by: Jimmyboyo | Jun 27, 2008 9:49:45 AM

  6. Yeah, but didn't commenters here say McCain was exactly the same as Obama and Clinton on this? Guess we'll be waiting for Obama's email in support of the anti-marriage folks... and waiting... and waiting...

    Posted by: Kevinvt | Jun 27, 2008 10:22:09 AM

  7. What does he mean "...just like we did in my home state of Arizona?" Is McCain unaware that the ballot initiative to enshrine discrimination in the Arizona constitution FAILED (albeit by a small margin)?
    Equal rights do not exist yet in Arizona, but debating their merits in the legislature has not been outlawed.

    Posted by: GregV | Jun 27, 2008 10:59:11 AM

  8. I have to agree, I highly doubt McCain actually sent the email, and it probably was done without his knowledge. That being said, McCain supporting the anti-gay marriage amendment in California surely isn't going to tip the scales in their favor.

    And yes, Obama doesn't support same-sex marriage, but I doubt he'd be as dumb as McCain's camp to send an email.

    Posted by: Daspion | Jun 27, 2008 10:59:16 AM

  9. Daspian,

    While Obama may not support marriage equality, the bigger difference--beyond just an email--is that Obama opposes the amendment. And McCain didn't know support for the amendment went out? Please. Another one who refuses to recognize that McCain isn't just ant-marriage, he's anti-gay. He's no moderate, and never has been.

    Posted by: MAJeff | Jun 27, 2008 11:04:27 AM

  10. Daspion, Obama wouldn't send an e-mail to the Protect Marriage Campaign because he does not support their anti-gay ballot initiative. McCain does. So McCain sending an e-mail (whether or not he's technically savvy enough to do so personally) is not dumb but rather an accurate reflection of his position on the CA Supreme Court decision.

    Posted by: Ernie | Jun 27, 2008 11:11:20 AM

  11. When is Cindy McCain going to appear at a benefit in support of gay equality:

    Hello? HELLO? *chirp chirp*

    Posted by: John in Manhattan | Jun 27, 2008 11:35:45 AM

  12. Daspion

    My joking about mccain not sending the e-mail is that he himself personaly did not KNOW HOW to type one up let alone how to send it. he very much knew how to dictate the e-mail to a staffer.

    It wa sent by his campaign with his full blessing. It just wasn't sent by his physical hands because he has admited thathe doesn't understand how to use acomputer and that his wife does all the computer stuff.

    That alone should disqualify anyone wanting to be president in the modern age. The leader of the USA has to have at least a basic understanding of our tech.

    Posted by: Jimmyboyo | Jun 27, 2008 12:20:39 PM

  13. Despite what this may look like, McCain is probably just trying to vainly contest the state of CA in the general election. While he will probably lose the state, if the ballot initiative makes it closer then Obama will be forced to take a stand on the issue (possibly damaging him nationwide) or spend more money on the state. Given how strong a year this is for Democrats in CA in general, we can expect the initiative to fail. Were it an off-year election, the initiative would have a much better chance of passing. The only danger sign is the Hispanic vote in the state. If Obama sits on his hands (which he will most likely do) and the churches get Hispanics to oppose gay marriage by a wide margin then the initiative might succeed. However, I doubt that McCain is going to seriously contest the state or spend much money there to get out the vote.

    Given the only partial use of an arm that he has, typing on computers may be very difficult for McCain. He can barely sign his name.

    Posted by: anon | Jun 27, 2008 1:35:40 PM

  14. In a related subject, I recently visited the town in which "The Birds" was to have taken place, Bodega Bay, California.

    The town is located about an hours (slow) drive north of San Francisco on Highway One. It was somewhat of a pilgrimage as it were to one of my favorite movies settings. I've been to San Francisco many times but just not to Bodega Bay.

    Well I know it's been, what 45 years since the movie was shot there, but honestly, the town didn't look even remotely like the movie version. Searching deeper I discovered most of the locales in the movie were indeed painted movie sets and backdrops constructed on Hollywood back lots. Mr. Hitchcock it seems
    wanted more of a New England feel to the town than what was available.

    The school house from which the children fled and the restaurant in which the terrified townspeople where stranded were/are real enough and still exist today however the backgrounds were redone for the movie.

    Alas, sad to say today Bodega Bay is a favorite spot of surfers and is crowded with all things surfing as well as high end seaside gated condo projects on Highway One just south of town that are being built for wealthy San Franciscan's.

    It's another case of "Don't look for it, Taylor. You may not like what you find." I should have known better.

    Posted by: westcoastkid | Jun 27, 2008 2:24:10 PM

  15. Oh-oh, I think tis should appear in the Tippi Hedren thread, sorry.

    Posted by: westcoastkid | Jun 27, 2008 2:27:04 PM

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