Meghan McCain, daughter of former presidential candidate Senator John McCain, has been a pretty outspoken advocate for LGBT rights.
Still, she's less than enthused by GOProud, a group that she describes as "rogue," and she seems even less impressed by President Obama and the Democratic party's work in support of LGBT rights.
See what she had to say in an interview with Sirius Radio's Michelangelo Signorile after the jump!
McCain quickly distinguishes the difference between the Log Cabin Repubicans and GOProud, stating "I am a Log Cabin Republican member."
“As far as I’m concerned, GOProud is a rogue group that has publicly said very nasty things about me, very nasty things. And they're the type of gay Republicans that I think exacerbate the stereotype. Ann Coulter is who they had speak at one of their conventions and was touted as some kind of icon, a woman who uses gay slurs on televsion. In gay Republican circles, GOProud are not respected. They do not like me and I do not like them."
So she's anti-GOProud? Clearly she and Dan Savage should talk.
Still, they might have a difference of opinion (to say the least) over McCain's support their endorsement of Mitt Romney.
Romney famously supports an amendment to the U.S. Constitution banning same-sex marriage and the GOP legislators have been far from trailblazers in the fight for equality.
There's that whole defending DOMA thing, that pesky opposition to the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and the denial of benefits to gay military vets and their families... Oh, and there were also the efforts by Republican legislators to remove LGBT protections from the Violence Against Women Act...and the squashing of a gay prosecutor's judicial nomination in Virginia due to his sexual orientation. But who's keeping track?
Still, McCain specifically criticizes President Obama and the Democrats for not doing enough on gay rights.
"I think it’s so unfair for people to sort of say that gay Republican men must be somehow self-loathing or something of that nature," McCain said. "They just believe in their country being run a certain way. And until I think the Democratic Party comes out and actually passes legislation, we’re not impressed. I'm not impressed with Obama going on TV and saying, 'I have gay friends and I think they should get married.' That to me is the same thing as saying, 'I have black friends and they should get married but I’m not actually going to pass legislation that interracial marriage should happen.' If you put it in those terms it’s a completely different situation. And the fact that people just seem to be okay with President Obama doing that, as far as I’m concerned, he’s not doing enough for the gay community and it’s not enough to sway me. I'm glad it's okay with you guys but it's not enough for me. I know lots of gay people that are voting for Romney. Because I think in America, people aren’t one-issue voters."
Yes Meghan, I'm sure you do. I understand that you're not impressed by President Obama and his efforts. Still, I'd love it if you'd use your voice (limited as it may be) within the Republican party to have them do something—ANYTHING—to impress the LGBT community.