Meghan McCain explained why she had "small issues" with President Obama's endorsement of gay marriage in an appearance on MSNBC on Thursday.
On Wednesday, Obama announced that he believes same-sex couples should be able to marry. Hours after the landmark interview, McCain published an opinion piece arguing that Obama's endorsement was historic, but not good enough.
"I hate to rain on anyone’s parade or burst the enthusiasm bubble, but talk is especially cheap during an election season," she wrote. She argued that Obama needed to back legislation to legalize same-sex marriage to show a real commitment to his position.
McCain strongly advocated gay couples' right to marry on Thursday, calling Obama's move "courageous" and "significant."
"Anyone who's against marriage equality at this point is fighting a losing battle, no matter who you are," the MSNBC contributor said. "Times are changing, we're evolving and right now we're just seeing the last attempt to stop marriage equality from happening."
However, she also elaborated on her disappointment with the president's announcement. McCain called some people's opposition to same-sex marriage "depressing," but argued there was a need to discuss the issue with detractors in terms of civil and constitutional rights. She said that the Obama did not do that in his endorsement.
"We have to people not just about it being love, but I talk about civil rights..." she said. "There are a lot of angles that should be taken and the small issues I have with the president's interview last night are about that." Watch the full segment in the clip below.
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