Meghan McCain said that being a Republican who supports gay marriage is a "bitch" at an event sponsored by the Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry on Monday, Raw Story reported.

The MSNBC contributor and daughter of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is a longtime supporter of marriage equality. McCain joined Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry leadership in November 2012.

In May 2012, McCain questioned the sincerity of President Barack Obama's support for gay marriage. In an op-ed for the Daily Beast, McCain claimed that "talk was cheap during election season" and true support would include backing legislation to legalize same-sex marriage.

Shortly after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney lost to Obama, McCain said she would consider switching parties if the GOP failed to change some of its stances.

Last week, Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) announced he had reversed his stance on gay marriage in response to his son, Will, coming out two years ago. Days later, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton endorsed marriage equality in an announcement sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign, signaling the rise of politicians embracing America's growing support of gay marriage.

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  • Connecticut

    Since November 12, 2008

  • Delaware

    Gay marriage law <a href="" target="_blank">enacted</a>, weddings to begin July 1.

  • Iowa

    Since April 3, 2009

  • Maine

    In 2012, Maine voted in favor of a ballot amendment to legalize gay marriage.

  • Maryland

    The gay marriage bill was signed into law by Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) on March 1, 2012. Opponents later gathered enough signatures to force the issue back onto the ballot in November 2012, but voters rejected the effort against gay marriage.

  • Massachusetts

    Since May 17, 2004

  • Minnesota

    Same-sex marriage bill signed into law in May. Gay marriages will begin in August.

  • New Hampshire

    Since January 1, 2010

  • New York

    Since July 24, 2011

  • Rhode Island

    Bill passed in May. Law takes effect on August 1, 2013.

  • Vermont

    Since September 1, 2009

  • Washington

    On February 13, 2012, Gov. Christine Gregoire (D) signed a law allowing same-sex marriage ceremonies to begin on June 7, 2012. The process was delayed by gay marriage opponents who gathered enough signatures to put the issue up to a state vote in November 2012. They voted to approve it on Election Day.

  • Washington D.C.

    Since March 9, 2010

  • California

    The state initially began conducting gay marriages on June 16, 2008. On November 5, 2008, however, California voters passed Proposition 8, which amended the state's constitution to declare marriage as only between a man and a woman. In 2013, the Supreme Court ruled against that law, and the state shortly thereafter began sanctioning same-sex nuptials.