Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Straight Talk On Gay Adoption From McSame By Mark R. Kerr

So how does the presumptive Republican nominee for President, Arizona Senator John McCain and his beer baroness wife, Cindy, really feel about Gays and Lesbians, either single or in a committed, loving relationship adopting children from foster homes or orphanages?

In an interview with the New York TimesMcCain said the following

Q: President Bush believes that Gay couples should not be permitted to adopt children. Do you agree with that?

McCain: I think that we’ve proven that both parents are important in the success of a family so, no I don’t believe in Gay adoption.

Q: Even if the alternative is the kid staying in an orphanage, or not having parents.

McCain: I encourage adoption and I encourage the opportunities for people to adopt children I encourage the process being less complicated so they can adopt as quickly as possible. And Cindy and I are proud of being adoptive parents.

Q: But your concern would be that the couple should a traditional couple —

McCain: Yes.

Senator McCain’s position is an extreme one, considering that only one state, Florida, forbids all forms of Gay adoption.

A March 2007 study estimated that 65,000 adopted children are living with a Gay or Lesbian parent, and determined that a national ban on LGBT foster care could cost anywhere from $87 million to $130 million.

After the interview and the subsequent fall out, the campaign has now issued a statement clarifying his position. "McCain could have been clearer in the interview in stating that his position on Gay adoption is that it is a state issue," said communications director Jill Hazelbaker, later adding that "McCain believes that in those situations that caring parental figures are better for the child than the alternative."

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