The Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) say they are “the nation’s only organization of Republicans who support fairness, freedom, and equality for gay and lesbian Americans.” And they have endorsed Sen. John McCain for president.
Recently, CNN.com and United Press International (UPI) said that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, McCain’s running mate, supported benefits for same-sex partners of state employees. Palin did veto a bill in 2006 that would have prevented state officials from granting spousal benefits to same-sex couples. She says she did so because the Alaska attorney general had advised her that it was unconstitutional – not because she supported spousal benefits for same-sex couples.