Meghan McCain to Larry King: ‘I believe in gay marriage.’


Arizona Senator and former presidential candidate John McCain's daughter Meghan appeared on Larry King Live last night and continued to buck the Republican party line on a number of issues, including same-sex marriage. You may remember she appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show last week.

Meghan McCain is proving herself to be the true "maverick" in the family, not her father, who the Log Cabin Republicans endorsed last September "because he’s a maverick; a trait most recently on display with his decision to select Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate."

KING: "All right. You took a lot of heat for a lot of things. Do you -- do you consider yourself a moderate? Are you moderate liberal? Are you..."

MEGHAN MCCAIN: "I consider myself a progressive Republican. I am liberal on social issues. And I think that the party is at a place where social issues shouldn't be the issues that define the party. And I have taken heat, but in fairness to me, I am a different generation than the people that are giving me heat. I'm 24 years old. I'm not in my 40s, I'm not in my 50s and older. And I think there's just such a generation gap, that the people that don't understand me, I actually take it as a compliment, that sort of this new young Republican can come forward and make progress and be successful in the ways that this party has currently failed...

"We have a very big generation gap between me and my father...I was raised in an open-minded home. I was raised a Christian, but I was raised open- minded Christian -- one to accept people, love people, not pass judgment. And that's the kind of place I was raised. It's how I lived my life and my father is great...I believe in gay marriage. I believe in many things socially. I personally am pro-life, but I'm not going to judge someone that's pro-choice. It is not my place to judge other people and what they do with their body."

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...