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.
A liberal cross-dressing as a republican will do more damage than a real liberal. The GOP in Congress will actually cast a no vote for the worst of zero’s ideas. Mittens would be able to get a solid block of rino’s and rats to back up his crap.
Mittens will never get my vote. Even if it means four more years of an empty suited incompetant liberal.
Name your poison, hemlock or cyanide.
So he says marriage is between a man and a woman, but he says it’s the right of homos to adopt children, and he has a long history of cuddling up to sodomites.
His “passion?” LOL, his passion is power, plain and simple. And his religious upbringing taught him contempt for the very evangelical Christians he was speaking to.
You say I missed a great speech. You missed my earlier point (deliberately, I suspect). He will say anything to please his particular audience at the time. He’s skilled at it. And he depends upon people to fall for it. It amazes me that they still do it.
If a tyrant gave a perfect speech, would the tyrant be OK?
How about an eloquent rapist, Deval?
Does a perfect speech, cure an inveterate RINO?
Shake shake shake
I have my industrial strength nose clip to use when I vote against zer0bama...
I will use it.
I think now the only approach is get Mitt in, and make sure Mitt is out in 2016, and his Presidency is rendered ineffective.
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What, Robomney thinks no one will remember or there is no record of what he just said? How can any one support this guy? He's a narcissist!! Lies about what he just said! I just saw a someone (wish I remembered who said it) of what narcissists are like. They constantly lie right to your face and then reverse and lie the opposite way in five minutes. This man is 100% untrustworthy. Except that we can trust he'll be a total disaster if somehow he is forced down our craw as the nominee.
No, the only approach is:
A REVOLUTION AT THE CONVENTION!
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Four minute news clip. If anyone explains its accuracy I’d be much obliged.
Obama has made it quite clear where he stands on such issues as gay rights, abortion, organized religion, and a host of other social issues.
Just as importantly, we also know where he stands on the welfare state, budget deficits, the national debt, amnesty, the use of our national energy resources, and national security (he needs some flexibility until after his reelection to deal with Putin.)
We also know of his connections to domestic terrorists like Ayers and Dohrn, his mentoring by Frank Marshall Davis, his 20 year relationship with Rev Wright who married him and baptized his daughters, and Van Jones. Obama hates this country and has bowed and scraped all over the world apologizing for us. He doesn't even want to mention that Islamic fundamentalism represents a major threat to this nation. And he continues with his open borders policy and backdoor amnesty of 300,000 who have been ordered deported by the courts.
I am not going to change your beliefs. Please vote your conscience and principles. I will do the same. We will just agree to disagree.
Put a pancake on Romney’s head for another fine flip-flop!
Are you LDS?
where’s the GIF of the face-plant guy?
Romney is the best this country can present as an alternative to a halfrican marxist?
its sort of like the GOP-e forced us to take a 49cc scooter when we could have taken a car (any car!). I would have been happy with a Ford Maverick or even a Chevy Geo.
You're laying it on pretty thick!
Maybe you should loosen the bicycle helmet strap a little.
FUMR, and the RINO-drawn jack-wagon of religious fraud you rode in on.
"...who, being themselves but fallible and uninspired men, have assumed dominion over the faith of others, setting up their own opinions and modes of thinking as the only true and infallible, and as such endeavoring to impose them on others, hath established and maintained false religions over the greatest part of the world, and through all time;...that it is time enough for the rightful purposes of civil government, for its officers to interfere when principles break out into overt acts against peace and good order; and finally, that truth is great and will prevail if left to herself, that she is the proper and sufficient antagonist to error, and has nothing to fear from the conflict, unless by human interposition disarmed of her natural weapons, free argument and debate, errors ceasing to be dangerous when it is permitted freely to contradict them. ""I HAVE SWORN UPON THE ALTAR OF GOD ETERNAL HOSTILITY TO EVERY FORM OF TYRANNY OVER THE MIND OF MAN"--The Virginia Act For Establishing Religious Freedom
--Thomas Jefferson, 1786
Then you haven't been paying attention.
We can agree to disagree-—yes. I understand that a lot of folks will vote for Romney. Everybody has a personal choice to make. But it bugs me no end when I see people trying to whitewash Romney, and make him out to be something he isn’t.
And, do they classify men who molest boys as homosexual pedifiles?
You can see those traits on video, when he talks about the close family friend, and what made his family dedicated to pro-abortion in 1963, and why he would never interfere with a woman's right to that choice.
An alternative explanation: maybe Frank VanderSloot got to Mitt Romney and told Romney to stop advocating gay garbage or the money gets turned off?
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It's really sad when some of Romney's key supporters are getting attacked for being militantly anti-homosexual when Romney's own record is more liberal than most Republicans on that issue.
I sure wish VanderSloot had found a better candidate to support in the primary, but who knows? Maybe Romney's Mormon friends who really **ARE** conservative are just as sick and tired of Romney's flip-flopping as we are, and have decided to rein him in a bit.
Just watched Romneys speech at Liberty University. No matter how you feel about him, he did a fantastic job. Hit it out of the park.
Who’s his speach writer?
Levin? Hannity? Limbaugh?
You're right! Unlike Obama, he can lie effortlessly without a teleprompter!
There is no question that Romney’s speech at the convention will have a lot of red meat for conservatives.....I’ve known that all along....it isn’t going to fool me.