Cindy McCain to play lesbian in pro-LGBT play ‘8’

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Cindy McCain has kept a low profile since her husband, Senator John McCain, ran for president in 2008, but she’s stepping back into the spotlight in a most surprising way. She will be starring in Phoenix’s production of “8,” a pro-LGBT play depicting the story of Prop 8 in California.

As if starring in the liberal play wasn’t enough, McCain will play a lesbian alongside Nicole Stanton, wife of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. The two will play the couple, Kris Perry and Sandra Stier, who are plaintiffs in the famous case against Proposition 8.

Senator McCain was very vocal about his stance on same-sex marriage and Proposition 8, saying, “As I did in my home state of Arizona, I support the effort in California to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. However, the people of California will ultimately decide this issue, and I’ll of course respect the decision of the voters.”

Cindy and daughter Meghan broke away from Senator McCain’s views and joined other major celebrities by posing for the “No H8” campaign supporting the ban against Proposition 8.

The play was created by LGBT activist Dustin Lance Black, who won Academy Awards in screenwriting for Milk.

There is no set date for the reading in Phoenix, but the play has been successful in California, with an all-star cast including George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Jane Lynch.

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