I was disappointed when I heard that Roney was fine with Gay Adoptions. Now, I�m pleased and others will be happy he�s backing away from it.
National Journal reports Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Friday backed away from his support of adoptions by gay couples, saying that he simply �acknowledges� the legality of such adoptions in many states.
A day earlier, Romney, in an interview with Fox News host Neil Cavuto, had indicated that while he does not support same-sex marriage, he considers the adoption of children by gay couples a �right.�
He said on Thursday: �And if two people of the same gender want to live together, want to have a loving relationship, or even to adopt a child � in my state, individuals of the same sex were able to adopt children. In my view, that�s something that people have a right to do. But to call that 'marriage' is something that, in my view, is a departure from the real meaning of that word.�
On Friday,he was asked, in an interview with CBS affiliate WBTV in Charlotte, N.C., how his opposition to gay marriage �squared� with his support for gay adoptions. Romney told anchor Paul Cameron, �Well, actually I think all states but one allow gay adoption, so that�s a position which has been decided by most of the state legislatures, including the one in my state some time ago. So I simply acknowledge the fact that gay adoption is legal in all states but one.�
Romney did remain consistent on one point: He said he does not intend to use President Obama�s flip-flop of same-sex marriage against him in the campaign. Obama, who opposed gay marriage when he ran for president in 2008, said this week he now supports it. Romney said, �I think the issue of marriage and gay marriage is a very tender and sensitive topic. People come out in different places on this. The president has changed course in regards to this topic. I think that�s his right to do that. I have a different view than he does. I believe marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman, but I just don�t think that this becomes a hot political issue dividing our nation.�
No doubt the media will paint this as a flip flop. Bit why aren�t GOPers allowed to evolve?
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