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Meghan McCain Joins GLAAD Board; Are Republicans Ready For A Pro-Sex, Pro-Gay Young Woman?

ht_meghan_mccain_ll_120315_wgMeghan McCain once said of the Republican party, “It can be a party for a 24-year-old pro-sex woman. It can be.”

We’re still waiting on that, but you’ve got to applaud her for trying.

And now it’s been announced that the outspoken daughter of John McCain is the newest member of GLAAD’s National Board of Directors.

So you can add “pro-gay” to that list and see just how quickly her party comes around.

Not quickly would be our guess.

“Equality is no longer a partisan issue,” said GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “For years, Meghan McCain has lent her voice and platform to spreading messages of 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.”

Except that equality does seem to be a partisan issue still. Saying otherwise seems to ignore the fact that it’s the conservative right that attempts to obscure the pathway to marriage and adoption rights time and time again.

So perhaps Meghan is the perfect person to carry a message of forward thinking social equality to a traditionally slow-to-evolve party base. She has after all Tweeted things like, “RED TIL I’M DEAD BABY!!!”

Or it’s possible they’ll just ignore her.

Either way we wish her the best of luck.