Check out John McCain on the issues: Equality quotes and candidate positions for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer Americans. There are good reasons why eQualityGiving rates him as Anti Equality...
AGAINST EQUALITY GOAL: HATE CRIMES
He is against the Hate Crimes bill.
John McCain Quotes on Equality: In April 2007, he said, he "believes that all victims of violent crime should have their cases treated with equal urgency under the law," but, he does "not support federal legislation to assert federal jurisdiction over crimes."
AGAINST EQUALITY GOAL: NON DISCRIMINATION
He does not support the Employment Non-discrimination act in any form.
AGAINST EQUALITY GOAL: MILITARY --- REPEAL DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL
He wants to maintain the policy forbidding gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military.
John McCain Quotes on Equality: He wrote to SLDN that he "unambiguously maintains that open homosexuality within the military service presents an intolerable risk to morale, cohesion and discipline."
He also stated on Meet the Press in November 2007, "I do believe the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy has been very effective. We've got the best military we've ever had. I think it's logical to leave this issue alone."
AGAINST EQUALITY GOAL: MARRIAGE EQUALITY
John McCain Quotes on Equality: From his 2008 Presidential campaign website: "The institution of marriage is a union between one man and one woman. It is only this definition that sufficiently recognizes the vital role played by mothers and fathers in raising the children, and the role of the family in shaping, stabilizing, and strengthening communities and our nation."
INTERIM GOAL: FEDERAL PROTECTIONS FOR COUPLES
He is against federal legislation (the Uniting American Families Act) that would allow an American to immigrate his or her foreign same sex partner.
INTERIM GOAL: CIVIL UNIONS AND DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS
He campaigned in his home state of Arizona to amend the state's constitution to forbid same sex marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships. Though he voted in Congress against creating a similar amendment to the US Consitution.
EQUALITY GOAL: FREEDOM OF GENDER
He has no public statements or voting record regarding rights for transexual, transvestite, or transgendered Americans.
EQUALITY GOAL: PROTECTING YOUTH
He has no public statements or voting record regarding rights for LGBTQ youth.
AGAINST EQUALITY GOAL: SAME SEX PARENTING RIGHTS
John McCain Quotes on Equality: In an interview with the The New York Times on July 13, 2008, he stated:
"I think that we've proven that both parents are important in the success of a family so, no, I don't believe in gay adoption."
He and his second wife, Cindy, have an adopted daughter.
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