Cindy McCain says husband John is “coming around” on gay marriage

McCain discusses her recent gay rights activism and if her husband's views are evolving in a new podcast

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Cindy McCain says husband John is "coming around" on gay marriage Cindy McCain (Credit: AP/Mary Altaffer)

Cindy McCain talked about her recent turn as a gay rights advocate and her husband’s (potentially) evolving views on equal marriage as a guest on the Bender podcast on Thursday.

McCain credits her daughter Megan with opening her eyes and “challenging” her to do more to support gay rights — and that may not be the only case of familial influence going on in the McCain household.

When asked about her husband Sen. John McCain — who is currently working pretty hard to keep protections for LGBT individuals out of immigration reform — McCain said a change of heart (and policy persuasion?) may be on the horizon: “I think he’s coming around,” she said. “My husband and I have differed on many issues over the years … I think down the line we’ll see our country changing … on this issue I know he believes what’s right.”

You can listen to the full podcast here.

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at kmcdonough@salon.com.

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