Skip to comments.Romney backs away from gay adoptions [Friday night, after endorsing Thursday]
Posted on 05/12/2012 8:12:05 AM PDT by kevcol
(CBS News) Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Friday backed away from his support of adoptions by same-sex couples, saying that he simply "acknowledges" the legality of such adoptions in many states.
A day earlier, Romney, in an interview with Fox News' Neil Cavuto, had indicated that while he does not support same-sex marriage, he considers the adoption of children by same-sex 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."
But then on Friday, he was asked, in an interview with CBS' WBTV in Charlotte, N.C., how his opposition to same-sex 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 legislators, 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."
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He's losing us guys, losing us.
Even his most ardent supporters here have difficulty coming out in the open and telling us how good the gay lifestyle is ~
The lies and flip-flops coming from this joker have become comical.
Ron Paul looks good and good these days.
Try as Romney may, he cannot get me to want to vote for him. He is a gay-loving, abortion-supporting world-class liberal, wearing Republican attire.
Romney, imo, is worse than a RINO. He is very scary!
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/gop-treads-lightly-on-gay-marriage-issue/2012/05/10/gIQAk4LtGU_story.html And, if you wanted to know how Romney stands vis a vis the current Farleftwingtard/WashingtonPost/Gay blade coalition go to that article ~ this also refers to material that popped up today in that Von Loser piece telling us national polls tell us people are anxious to have gay marriage.
Also, joint adoption by gay couples is only permitted in 16 states as far as I can see, not “all but 1” as Willard claims.
Guess we go for the crazy dude ~ smoke 'em if you got 'em eh!
The Republican party has lost their morals and their ways.
Just watched Romney’s speech at Liberty University. No matter how you feel about him, he did a fantastic job. Hit it out of the park.
The man has no convictions or spine.
As each day passes, more and more I seriously question whether I can hold my nose tight enough to vote for Obama’s opposition.
yes...and yet the alternative...with NO Re-election repercussions(as he told Medvedev) is so much more scary that I cant believe anyone here would stay home or vote 3rd party.
The only way 0bama isn't reelected is if he loses it on his own and THAT isn't going to happen.
Romney cannot beat 0bama.
He!! Romney can barely get some conservatives to hold their noses to vote for him!
And most won't...
I have no doubt he did. He's great at presenting the right face for the moment. Even his wife admits that.
Liberty University is in my hometown. I tried to watch a bit of his speech, but seeing him speak there made me slightly ill. I couldn't do it.
He struck just the right tone not getting too political although his statement that marriage was between a man and a woman got a standing and prolonged ovation.
The person that gets me sick to my stomach just listening to him is Obama, our Marxist liar in chief.
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