Human Rights Campaign Responds to John McCain Q&A in Washington Blade

by HRC Staff •

WASHINGTON - Today, the Washington Blade released a story featuring a written interview with Republican Presidential nominee Senator John McCain. The interview, posted on the Washington Blade's website, happened earlier this week.

Below is a statement from Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese:

"We congratulate the Washington Blade on securing a written response from Senator McCain. Unfortunately, John McCain's answers to those well written questions do nothing but insult the intelligence of the LGBT community. Senator McCain's double speak fools no one. At the end of the day, his policies haven't changed at all.

It's interesting that John McCain thinks that being civil is going to win us over, but it doesn't make up for the fact that he is against every single policy that would protect and promote equality for the LGBT community.

It's 2008, 'some of my best friends are gay' doesn't work anymore. Sorry, we've already had one 'compassionate conservative' in the White House for eight years, we aren't interested in another."

To read a full report on Senator McCain's stances on issues of importance to the LGBT community, please visit:

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