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Romney: Gay couples should have right to adopt
The Washington Post ^ | May 10, 2012 | Felicia Sonmez

Posted on 05/10/2012 6:38:57 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney (R) said Thursday that he believes gay couples should be allowed to adopt children, even as he reiterated his view that marriage is defined as a relationship between a man and a woman.

In an interview with Neil Cavuto of Fox Business Network, Romney was asked whether he believes the gay marriage debate is a new civil rights movement, as some Democrats have framed the issue.

“I don’t see it in that light,” Romney responded. “I believe my record as a person who has supported civil rights is strong and powerful. At the same time, I believe that marriage has been defined the same way for literally thousands of years by virtually every civilization in history and that marriage is by its definition a relationship between a man and woman.”

He added that “if two people of the same gender want to live together, want to have a loving relationship, even want to adopt a child — in my state, individuals of the same sex are able to adopt children. In my view, that’s something which people have the right to do, but to call that marriage is, in my view, a departure from the real meaning of the word.”

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KEYWORDS: adoption; homosexualadoption; homosexualagenda; romney; romney2012; romneytruthfile; samesexadoption
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1 posted on 05/10/2012 6:39:03 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Looks like Romney is “evolving”.


2 posted on 05/10/2012 6:40:57 PM PDT by tobyhill (Conservatives are proud of themselves, Liberals lie about themselves)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That’s twice now in barely a week where Romney has put his interest in homosexuals FIRST despite the best interests of his campaign.


3 posted on 05/10/2012 6:41:12 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If it decreases the infanticide of abortion, I would rather the child have a choice of this start than no start at all.


4 posted on 05/10/2012 6:42:29 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Trying to appease both sides.

He.l.l NO.

Lord, Please send us someone else.

BA


5 posted on 05/10/2012 6:42:48 PM PDT by Battle Axe (Repent, for the coming of the Lord is nigh.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

F### the establishment for choosing romney for us. and God Save our Nation!


6 posted on 05/10/2012 6:44:29 PM PDT by thesaleboat (Pray The Rosary Daily (Our Lady, July 13, 1917))
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To: tobyhill

shake shake shake.


7 posted on 05/10/2012 6:45:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: mnehring

Why would it reduce abortion? Please tell me how gay “marriage” or homo adoption or anything related to this perversion prevents abortion. Please do tell.


8 posted on 05/10/2012 6:45:56 PM PDT by impimp
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To: Free ThinkerNY; wagglebee; little jeremiah
Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney (R) said Thursday that he believes gay couples should be allowed to adopt children

Romney is an idiot and doesn't have a clue about the issues involved.

Don't know where he's getting his morality, but this makes the Pink Swastika a possibility.

9 posted on 05/10/2012 6:46:14 PM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode not Evil (the lesser of 2 evils is still evil))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sex cults should have the right to adopt too?


10 posted on 05/10/2012 6:46:27 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: thesaleboat

I knew he would be a disaster because the democrats would play him like a fiddle.


11 posted on 05/10/2012 6:47:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

we’re so screwed in this election


12 posted on 05/10/2012 6:49:35 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance)
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To: impimp
Please tell me how gay “marriage” or homo adoption or anything related to this perversion prevents abortion.

Saying that gays have a "right" to adopt puts them in the same line with heterosexual couples for a very small number of eligible infants and young children. A pregnant woman who has no control over where her child is placed might well reject the possibility of adoption--and perhaps even choose abortion instead.

13 posted on 05/10/2012 6:50:20 PM PDT by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We are so screwed!


14 posted on 05/10/2012 6:50:23 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: impimp

Simply put, the greater the demand for those who want to adopt = decreased demand for those who are killed.


15 posted on 05/10/2012 6:50:23 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Has there EVER been a greater disaster, as a nominee for POTUS, from ANY Party??


16 posted on 05/10/2012 6:50:42 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: mnehring

“If it decreases the infanticide of abortion, I would rather the child have a choice of this start than no start at all.”

You are right. Also adoption by any loving couple is better than an orphanage or the foster care system in most states.


17 posted on 05/10/2012 6:51:26 PM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: xzins
A clue.

There are, of course, others.

18 posted on 05/10/2012 6:51:29 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hmmmm...one candidate is a socialist who wants homosexual marriage and homosexual adoption.

One candidate is a capitalist who is against homosexual marriage but for homosexual adoption...

Lets not vote for the second one so the socialist will win.

Brilliant!

/s


19 posted on 05/10/2012 6:54:58 PM PDT by icwhatudo (This is not a choice between Romney&Reagan-Its between Romney & most radical leftist Pres in history)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I simply cannot vote for this man.


20 posted on 05/10/2012 6:56:35 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

21 posted on 05/10/2012 6:56:52 PM PDT by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what Helen Thomas is to a high fashion model walkway.)
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To: icwhatudo

It’s for the childrens!


22 posted on 05/10/2012 6:56:52 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: cripplecreek
I knew he would be a disaster because the democrats would play him like a fiddle.

When the process start, I looked at choices like Palin, Cain, and Bachmann, and thought this was going to be a great year.

Then, Palin didn't run, Cain either couldn't control himself or chose not to stand up against false allegations, and Bachmann gaffed herself out of contention. Now, look at what our choices are.

Apart from prayer, I'm out of answers.

23 posted on 05/10/2012 6:57:03 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (With choices like Palin, Cain, and Bachmann, what could go wrong? Now we know.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A large % of people that choose to be gay comes from environmental rather than genetics. Another way the gay population wants to increase their numbers. How sad for the children.


24 posted on 05/10/2012 6:57:22 PM PDT by doc
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To: tobyhill

Coming from a history of polygamy—he never had a rational understanding of marriage and equality of the sexes, like what was established in Christianity.

He is advocating segregation of the sexes-—very evil for societies and establishes a Afghanistan-like worldview-—where boys will be used for sex—like the “gay” Duke professor who was allowed to adopt a Black baby boy and then complained that it was hard to sodomize him once he started talking-—and then he was selling him to other homosexuals on the net.

What about the lesbian couple (Tyler) whose little four year old boy—because of his lack of a loving father figure—tried to cut off his penis and now is on toxic drugs to prevent him from maturing normally. They taught him to hate himself because they denied him his Natural Father. It is Evil. These people are sick. Homosexuality needs to be put back on the list of mental illness. It is an immature—inability to connect with one-half of the world.

Does he understand that he is making children into buyable objects-—that children have a Natural Right to be raised by their biological parents. Government laws should force the general welfare for all people, but especially for vulnerable children who will be forced into an artificial reality which is immoral. Sodomy is an evil act and if Romney doesn’t realize that then he is immoral. It is from Moral Law from the Laws of Nature—the basis of our legal system.


25 posted on 05/10/2012 7:00:09 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And this is who I am supposed to vote for? Why does he even call himself a republican?


26 posted on 05/10/2012 7:04:02 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Mitt Romney is the gay marriage pioneer. Massachusetts was the first state to mandate it, and it was entirely Romney’s doing.

I don’t think there’s a pin’s worth of difference between Obama and Romney on this issue.

And I can’t help wondering if Romney isn’t gay himself. He sure looks it. But if so, he needs to hide it because of his eminent position in the LDS church. Obama was openly gay, but as with Hillary, the press is willing to cover for him.


27 posted on 05/10/2012 7:04:11 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: mkjessup
I'm sure these guys would vote Obama, but this song is so fitting ~Ship of Fools
28 posted on 05/10/2012 7:04:38 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: tobyhill

This is the exact reason why gays shouldn’t marry


29 posted on 05/10/2012 7:08:17 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Remember this?

Romney: Gay couples raising kids is the American way
30 posted on 05/10/2012 7:08:27 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Ohio Dad Charged With Raping 3 Adopted Kids, Selling Them For Sex

They gave this one the "dad of the year" award. Really.

31 posted on 05/10/2012 7:11:48 PM PDT by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

ACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


32 posted on 05/10/2012 7:12:49 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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Ship of Fools

We’re setting sail
To the place on the map
From which no one has ever returned
Drawn by the promise of the joker and the fool
By the light of the crosses that burn
Drawn by the promise of the women and the lace
And the gold and the cotton and pearls
It’s the place where they keep all the darkness you need
You sail away from the light of the world
On this trip, baby

You will pay tomorrow
You gonna pay tomorrow
You will pay tomorrow

CHORUS:
Save me
Save me from tomorrow
I don’t want to sail in this ship of fools
Save me
Save me from tomorrow
I don’t want to sail in this ship of fools

I want to run and hide
Right now...

Avarice and greed
Are gonna drive you over the endless sea
They will leave you drifting in the shallows
Or drowning in the oceans of history
Traveling the world
You’re in search of no good
But I’m sure you’ll build your Sodom
Like you knew you would
Using all the good people
For your galley slaves
As your little boat struggles
Through the warning waves

But you don’t pay
You will pay tomorrow
You gonna pay tomorrow
You gonna pay tomorrow

(CHORUS)

Where’s it coming from?
Where’s it going to?
It’s just a ship of fools...

Here we go...
All aboard...


33 posted on 05/10/2012 7:13:08 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Romney needs to be neutralized - taken out of this election as the GOP option.


34 posted on 05/10/2012 7:14:26 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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He (now, anyway) claims fags shouldn't get married but they SHOULD BE ABLE TO ADOPT CHILDREN????? And we're supposed to vote for this POS!!!???? Sorry for the language but I politeness quotient is all used up!!!!

35 posted on 05/10/2012 7:15:58 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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tagline maintenance


36 posted on 05/10/2012 7:16:27 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

F’ the kids, eh Mitt? You know that’s what they’ll be groomed for.


37 posted on 05/10/2012 7:16:51 PM PDT by j_tull (Massachusetts once lead the American Revolution. Under Mitt Romney, it lead its demise.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Romney can go F**K himself.


38 posted on 05/10/2012 7:17:45 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Four years ago, never in my wildest imagination, could I imagine the GOP would be serving up a candidate even worse than McCain. McCain was beyond wretched (not to mention a total psycho), but at least he had a few issues/traits I could, in desperation, hang my hat on. Not to mention the best veep pick in my entire lifetime.

With Romney...? There’s just no end to his rancidness. It would be like going into a voting booth and voting for Hillary Clinton. I’ve never remotely sunk so low in my life, to resort to that kind of soul-selling. Yet this is what the GOP expects of me? They are damned crazy.


39 posted on 05/10/2012 7:18:51 PM PDT by greene66
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To: kevcol
But Gay couples would never subject their adopted children to ridicule or use them as propaganda, would they?




40 posted on 05/10/2012 7:19:18 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: WILLIALAL

The wait for newborns in the adoption is 6-10 years, depending on the state. The cost is around $20K. The demand side of the equation isn’t the problem.


41 posted on 05/10/2012 7:19:45 PM PDT by gitmo
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ignoramus.
Adopting a child is a privilege.


42 posted on 05/10/2012 7:20:06 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I don't care how normal they want to try and make themselves look. Doing it at the expense of a kid so Herm and Shim can pretend they have a family is evil & sick.

I was in a foster parenting class a few years back that had a couple {two women I'll call Butch and Dike} in the class. They bragged how their foster kids had lots of chores to do for them and at the end of the month they got a dollar.

Kids should not be force into gay social engineering experiments. Kids up for adoption or in foster care have been traumatized quite enough already. Romney seriously needs to pull his head out of his orifice on this issue.

43 posted on 05/10/2012 7:21:23 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: GreatRoad

So do we neutralize dems by packing the House and Senate and fluck the presidential election tab?


44 posted on 05/10/2012 7:22:13 PM PDT by Bronzy (No more RINO's)
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To: greene66

Careful greeny, you’ll attract the Mitbots who’ll break out their XL, bolded and underlined fonts, telling us how stupid and childish and selfish we are for not falling in line.


45 posted on 05/10/2012 7:24:06 PM PDT by j_tull (Massachusetts once lead the American Revolution. Under Mitt Romney, it lead its demise.)
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To: tobyhill

Romney is an idiot and I don’t really care which idiot wins. I tried to convince myself that I would be voting for good Supreme Court appointments, but now I think Romney wouldn’t appoint anybody who didn’t think the right for homosexuals to marry, or gay couples to destroy the lives of children they adopt is a constitutional right.


46 posted on 05/10/2012 7:25:04 PM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This guy may eventually beat Obama but it’s apparent that he’ll do everything in his ability to prevent that. What a freakin’ idiot!


47 posted on 05/10/2012 7:25:04 PM PDT by old school
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To: kevcol

This is exactly what they are angling for and to topple Church doctrine as well as to tear down the cornerstone of civilization, the traditional Family


48 posted on 05/10/2012 7:25:15 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

We are so screwed!
_____________________________________________________

Just remember. This is WaPoo talking, here. I’m CERTAINLY no friend of Romney.....but I see what they’re trying to do. Trying to slough off the conservatives.

Obama is rallying his ‘base’ with the homo vote. The libtards are trying to kill off Mitt’s chances at rallying a conservative base.

I’m conservative as HELL.......but I will vote for a ROCK to get Obama out of office. Even if he DOES look and act like a game show host. Then, we can work on getting someone better!

JMO....as usual. :-)


49 posted on 05/10/2012 7:29:21 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Soetoro = Mittens = Liberal. This topic is just another distraction while the debt grows and the economy sucks.


50 posted on 05/10/2012 7:29:47 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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