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‘Daily Show’ attacks McCain’s gay rights flop

“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” bashed Cindy McCain and her husband, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), last night over the couple’s recent “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” flop.

Cindy McCain appeared in a recent promotional video for the NOH8 campaign where she said, "Our political and religious leaders tell LGBT youth that they have no future.”

Sen. McCain has been an ardent supporter of the anti-gay military policy and has vowed to fight Congressional repeal with a filibuster.

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McCain debates military gay ban on Meet the Press

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) made an appearance on this weekend’s “Meet the Press.” McCain addressed a wide array of issues, including his stance on the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

The senator reiterated his desire to see a completed report from the Pentagon regarding the policy:

You and I have not seen that study.  And this study was directed at how to implement the repeal, not whether the repeal should take place or not.  But, very importantly, we have people like the commandant of the Marine Corps, the three other — all four service chiefs are saying we need a thorough and complete study of the effects — not how to implement a repeal, but the effects on morale and battle effectiveness.

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New pro-gay NOH8 video features Cindy McCain

Cindy McCain, wife of current U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), is featured in the latest video from the NOH8 campaign.

In the video, Cindy (yes, we’re on a first name basis) appears to call out her husband for his stance on gay issues, including a vow from the senator to block via a filibuster any attempt to repeal the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

"Our political and religious leaders tell LGBT youth that they have no future,” McCain says in the video. She was also featured in the NOH8 campaign earlier this year to show her support of same-sex marriage.

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‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal stalls in U.S. Senate

U.S. Senator John McCain (AZ-R) voted against the cloture measure effectively blocking a Congressional repeal of DADT

Efforts to allow gays to serve openly in the U.S. military received a serious setback Sept. 21, when the U.S. Senate rejected a motion to break a Republican-led filibuster against an annual defense spending bill that includes language aimed at ending “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

The vote was 56 to 43 — four votes short of ending the filibuster. Georgia’s two U.S. senators, Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, both Republicans, voted in the majority to stymie the repeal.

Aubrey Sarvis, executive director of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, called the vote a “frustrating blow.”