Meghan McCain is just not the daughter of Senator John McCain, she is a author, TV host and a Republican political commentator who has been very vocal in her support for gay marriage and her efforts have been recognized by LGBT advocacy group and watchdog GLAAD as she was named to the group’s National Board of Directors on Monday.
McCain has used the spotlight she was given due to her father’s political position and presidential run to become a powerful role model for young women and Republicans. Her politician stance on women’s issues, social issues as well as LGBT issues has propelled her as a strong advocate for human rights.
In a statement, GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said, “Equality is no longer a partisan issue. For years, Meghan McCain has lent her voice and platform to spreading messages or acceptance across party lines. Now, as the American South and our heartland move closer to LGBT equality, it’s critical that we continue to build the bridges that unite us in our common ground – whether you’re republican or Democrat, gay or straight.”
Meghan McCain is also not afraid to speak her mind and stand up to political figures like Karl Rove. In a recent interview with Larry King, McCain expressed exactly how she felt about Rove, calling the political commentator irrelevant. She told Larry King, “I hate Karl Rove and I think he still needs to apologize to my family, which he has not done, for things that happened in 2000. I think there was an era where Karl Rove was relevant and I don’t know why people still give him attention.”
Rove has been vocal about his opposition to gay marriage, which gave McCain even more reason to be critical of him. She will definitely be a strong addition to GLAAD and a more than worthy ally when it comes to defending LGBT rights. Also joining the board is Jeff Diskin, Executive Vice President of Commercial Services at Hilton Worldwide; Harvard Law School professor David Hornik; and Linda Riley, Managing Director at Opportunities for Women.