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Cindy McCain, Wife of Senator John McCain, to Star in Play Supporting Gay Rights

Mrs. McCain will star in Dustin Lance Black's 8 and continue to flout her husband's opinion on the Prop. 8 ruling.

By Arizona

Artwork for the play <i>8</i>
Artwork for the play 8
Cindy McCain, best known as the wife of Senator John McCain, will be starring in a Phoenix production of 8, a play dramatizing the arguments against California's Proposition 8, according to the Phoenix Business Journal.

8 is a play by Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk) that recounts the Federal District Court trial in Perry v. Schwarzenegger (now Perry v. Brown), the case filed by AFER to overturn Proposition 8, which stripped gay and lesbian Californians of the freedom to marry.

Surprising as this news might seem, Mrs. McCain's decision isn't entirely unprecedented. She has come out in support of equal marriage rights in the past. As long ago as 2008, Cindy McCain and her daughter Meghan appeared in NoH8 ads opposing Proposition 8.

In addition, attorney Nicole Stanton, wife of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, will appear in the production, playing at Herberger Theater, alongside McCain and several other notable Arizonians.

In response to the question you're no doubt asking yourself, Senator John McCain still supports Prop. 8, as far as anyone knows. In response to his wife and daughter's NoH8 ads, the senator explained, "Obviously, I didn't agree with it. My position has always been that marriage is an institution of — between one man and one woman."

And in response to the question we're asking ourselves, who cares if she can act!

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