Meghan Marguerite McCain is the oldest daughter of Senator John McCain and Cindy McCain. She first received media attention in 2007 for her blog, McCain blogette, in which she writes about life on the campaign trail, fashion, music, and pop culture. In 2009, she began writing for The Daily Beast.
In an open letter published May 22, 2009, in the New York Daily News, McCain wrote,
“No matter how politically charged the discussions about marriage equality may get, the question is really a simple one: Do the rights and privileges we offer citizens include everyone in our country, or only some of us? I believe that allowing gays and lesbians the freedom to marry is an idea whose time has come. Though my opinion is no doubt influenced by my family's public role in political life, I still approach this from personal experience, as I think most people do. For me, this is about treating all of my friends, and all of our brothers, sisters, children and grandchildren the same as I want to be treated. Equality under the law and personal freedoms are what make America the greatest country in the world, and they are core values that I hold as a Republican.”