POLITICS
11/01/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

McCain Does Interview With Gay Paper

Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told the Blade in an exclusive written interview this week that he appreciates the Log Cabin Republicans' decision to endorse him, and he hopes "gay and lesbian Americans will give full consideration to supporting me."

McCain's decision to answer questions submitted to him in writing marks the first known time a Republican presidential nominee has agreed to an interview with a gay publication.

McCain reiterated his long-held position that he would leave it up to military leaders to decide whether the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law should be retained or repealed. But he suggested that he would support a "review" of the policy.

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