Skip to comments.Romney says he's "fine" with gay couples adopting children
Posted on 05/11/2012 6:50:11 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
(CBS News) Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Thursday that while he opposes same-sex marriage, he is "fine" with gay couples adopting children. The presumptive nominee also declined to criticize President Obama's reversal on the issue, saying he would "respect the right of the president to reach the conclusion he has."
In his most detailed comments to date on the issue of civil rights for gay people, Romney told Fox News television host Neil Cavuto, "I know many gay couples that are able to adopt children. That's fine. But my preference is that we ... continue to define marriage as the relationship between man and a women."
The statement seemed to put Romney in the position of condoning same-sex families with children as long as the parents do not marry.
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I started out with that position but have met far to many seriously brain screwed people who resulted from gay parents.
Romney is letting the Obama MSM control the narrative. Gay rights is not a big issue in this election. Obama is going to lose votes because of his stand on gay marriage. Time to get off the subject.
He needs to see the news photos of the freaky homosexuals in San Francisco leading little children around with dog collars and leashes.
Child abuse, pure and simple.
Boy, Romney’s got that etch-a-sketch working 24/7.
Yes, keep being Mr. Nice Guy. It worked so well for McCain.
I cannot believe that he said that. He’s a stupid, stupid man.
Sarah save me.
What about the children? Shouldn’t they have a say in this? Shouldn’t they be able to say, “I want a normal life with a normal family”?
For me, it’s the adopting children part of this gay marriage issue that is the most troubling.
Out of the fire, into the frying pan.
Romney is hurting himself on this issues by alienating everyone from faggots to Focus on the Family.
this makes me nauseous!!! As a adoptive mom of 5 adult children I cannot fathom the damage done to these already needy ones!! I truly am struggling this election....
CBS hoped to touch off a firestorm distraction with the question.
Romney either actually thinks this way, or he doesn’t feel like he knows how to defend the obvious moral position on the issue.
Either way, in the long run, this is going to lead to a split-up of the United States, and possibly a civil war with terrible consequences.
The effects of gay adoption won’t be seen clearly for years, when the children’s stories start to come out.
Take a good look at the goof balls getting married they look like fools..Lets work on getting fool and his bunch ofcriminals ourt of Washington...
I just dont understand...all he has to do is comment on the Economy, strong national defense/borders, and tax relief, and leave all the other social muddling alone, and he wins easily! Im also uncomfortable with his Romneycare history, some liberal social positions as governor, but Obama is actively trying to destroy my country. Im focusing on electing conservative congressmen, senators and local officials as the best way to get change...
Here’s the thing....and keep an open mind.
First, I agree somewhat with your comment. I think Romney’s waffling on the subject but he does somehow wiggle in the notion that children are better off raised by two parents of the opposite sex. It ain’t rocket science. Each parent brings something to the equation and it’s the difference in their genders that make a child well-rounded, loved and able to go on their own with all the elements of survival as was God’s plan.
BUT....a while ago I suggested, not on this forum but I do forget where, that perhaps homosexual parents could adopt children that no one else would adopt.
Like I said....open mind.
There are children so handicapped that no one is willing, of just can’t, care for them. They spend their lives in sterile, loveless institutions.
Well my comment caused a pile of rage...who did I think I was casting off handicapped children as second class...that sort of thing.
No. This is common sense.
I’ve a stepdaughter who couldn’t have children. When she went to adopt a child she was unable, I don’t know why, to get a newborn or even younger child to bring into her home to love and raise. I dunno, she was poor, didn’t own her own house....well I dunno why she couldn’t get a baby but she couldn’t.
She’s a nice enough person as I saw it but newborns often have a bevy of would-be parents vying for them.
Anyway, she was able to adopt a child who was very handicapped. I tell you, Mary(false name) has been the most devoted mother to this child. The child, now a teenager, is retarded and I think she’s considered autistic. She has to wear diapers and be specially educated.
Anyway, this child probably would not have been adopted had Mary not been able to get a newborn/young child.
It’s just common sense, the way it is...take your pick.
I think a child is better off with same sex parents if they are otherwise unadoptable and by my true example above, it’s not that I deem same sex parents as less than human no more than those in charge of adopting out babies deemed Mary less than perfect to get a very adoptable child.
Anyway, I know Romney couldn’t say that I suppose, darn there would have been a firestorm of condemnation.
My point being that if same sex parents really want a child so much they should be willing to take a child that would otherwise spend a sad life in a sterile loveless institution.
Never mind that this same child will not get the advantage of being raised by opposite sexed parents, to learn the ways of the species. For a severely handicapped child, that’s the least of their problems.
Just food for thought, don’t want to fight.
it’s worse than I though, and still going downhill. the smell of a brokered convention is getting even stronger
,....and if Romney doesn’t stand against Obama on this issue, we are once again without options. Maybe we DO NEED a brokered convention.
Going to give the Romney campaign a call today. Flood those phones with distain over this issue.
How can I vote for that rudderless tool?
Romney has said that he supports the homosexual agenda more than Ted Kennedy did. Anything he says now must be run through that filter.
Anyway you look at it, Romney is a liar.
Years ago, I could never have dreamed that we would be turning children over to homosexuals and lesbians as something that they were entitled to be able to pick up at the orphanage (or it’s current equivalent) to keep.
For zero to win, this election HAS to be about issues other than the economy.
His team just: energized his base, made the election a civil rights issue, defined RINOmney as a anti-gay bully, etc.
Coincidence? I don’t think so...
I wonder how anybody, right, left or middle of the road, could support, or even make sense of, Romney’s conflicting positions on the two related issues.
I strongly oppose both, but it seems to me that if you support homosexual adoptions, you ought to support same sex “marriage” first. Is it better for a child to be adopted by a two homosexuals with no legal committment to one another than by two who are legally “married”?
Also, while I oppose same sex “marriage” for many reasons, in the end, it mainly, directly, affects the “couples” involved in it. Homosexual adoption directly and profoundly affects innocent children.
Obama’s friends in the news media - and that’s just about everybody in the news media - are trying to make gay rights a big issue. Like I said, Obama’s stand on gay marriage is going to cost him votes. Leave gay rights alone, and let Obama be on the defensive.
Pimping out orphans for political reasons is disgusting !
>>>Pimping out orphans for political reasons is disgusting !<<<
I might just make this my new tagline.
I don’t believe the convention will be brokered. I think the Republican party is perfectly satisfied to let Obama have his second term, so that they (the Republicans) can have the next term or two. That’s how it works, usually. I can’t see that anyone who can cause brokering is interested in doing it, particularly for the sake of finding a more conservative candidate.
And WHO would be the candidate from a brokered convention? Santorum’s been rejected (not that I cared for him), Newt is hated, I cannot see the upper crust of the party going with Palin. Who?
It’s just my podunk opinion that a brokered convention isn’t going to happen.
I was adopted out of foster care by married heterosexuals who physically, verbally, and psychologically abused the crap out me and my sister (also adopted) until I left home at age 17 and never looked back. I can't imagine that my childhood would have been any worst than what I endured simply because my adopted parents happened to be gay.
This all boils down to who you want nominating the next two Supreme Court Justices. Anyone ready to risk settling for another Obama term is risking everything in my view. I'll gladly vote for the nominee so this doesn't happen!.
Other folks can desperately twist themselves into pretzels trying to justify voting for this creep. I won’t. No matter how some try to fool themselves that he’s changed, his liberal core always outs itself.
I am so so sorry! As a former foster parent and adoptive parent, this absolutely breaks my heart to read. I know there has been so much abuse in the system that is absolutely wrong.
HOWEVER yes! The opening up of gay adoptions will make what you have gone through ( and no I am not minimizing your pain) pale in comparrison.
I’ve thought about the SC nominations that will be coming up. For Obama to be able to make those nominations would be a mega-disaster.
Of course Romney supports gay marriage. Nobody supports gay adoption, but says the adopting parents shouldn’t be allowed to be married. His actions in MA did more to usher in gay marriage than probably any other elected official in the country.
That’s not a reason not to vote for him IMO if/when the only other option is helping to reelect Obama.
Gay rights not being a big issue this election: Right again.
Obama losing vote on gay marriage stand; Dead wrong. Lose Black votes? Maybe less than .1%. Lose Women votes? Not over gay marriage. Lose Hispanic votes? Not with his trying to take over the Maricopa County Sheriff's Dept. Lose Jewish votes? Did you see Biden’s reception at that meeting in Atlanta?
Na, Obama ain't gonna lose a single vote over gay marriage because Romney will ‘evolve” over the campaign to be just an Obama shadow.
>>>Ive thought about the SC nominations that will be coming up. For Obama to be able to make those nominations would be a mega-disaster.<<<
I agree, but a lefty like Romney making those nominations would also be a mega-disaster. At least with Obama making them, the Republicans in the Senate would likely vote down (assuming they take the Senate) or fillibuster any especially radical nominees.
Romney could much more easily get a Liberal, activist justice confirmed.
I think I’ll have to place my hope in the Republicans taking the senate. I’ll vote for Obama’s opposition, most likely with no enthusiasm whatsoever.
That’s exactly where I am.
A lousy place to be. =(
Agree. In my book, any vote for a third party candidate is a vote for Obama and part two of Amerika’s move to socialism. We can’t do that to future generations. I’m at the point where I wonder if there will even be an America for our descendants. It’s truly a scary thought.
Agreed. ...a terrible thing to do to an innocent child.
Based on what I have personally observed, it is NOT fine for homosexual couples to adopt. There is far too much dysfunction in the relationships I’ve observed for the environment to be beneficial for a child. I’d venture to say it would be better for the child to stay in the foster system than be stuck with these nutcases for parents.
Both thoughts are true. Also, this is his Etch-a-sketch answer to the socialists and RINOs to make sure they know that just like Obama, his views are evolving too and at some point in the future, he'll proudly take credit for his work getting gay marriage in Massachusetts.
I dated a girl who had a transgender mother and gay “fathers” a few times. She seemed OK at first but it didn’t take long to figure out that she was a mess.
One of my lifelong friends is gay and he’ll tell you that gays shouldn’t adopt. He told me about going to some gay picnic at the Rainbow Farm before the raid. He said that there was some serious depravity going on in full view of children (two men “bathing” together as a group of naked men surrounded them and masturbated)