Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Straight-Talk

John McCain's latest views on adoption by gay parents, as quoted by the NY Times (July 13):

Q: President Bush believes that gay couples should not be permitted to adopt children. Do you agree with that?

Mr. McCain: I think that we’ve proven that both parents are important in the success of a family so, no I don’t believe in gay adoption.

Q: Even if the alternative is the kid staying in an orphanage, or not having parents.

Mr. McCain: I encourage adoption and I encourage the opportunities for people to adopt children I encourage the process being less complicated so they can adopt as quickly as possible. And Cindy and I are proud of being adoptive parents.

Q: But your concern would be that the couple should [be] a traditional couple

Mr. McCain: Yes.
McCain seems pretty clear here, although his attitude suggests a new implication of the term "straight-talk". Apparently, his campaign people thought he went too far, and sent a "clarification" to Andrew Sullivan.

McCain could have been clearer in the interview in stating that his position on gay adoption is that it is a state issue, just as he made it clear in the interview that marriage is a state issue. He was not endorsing any federal legislation.
Glad we got that cleared up. He's not for a federal law to strip gay parents of their legally adopted children, nor even for federal laws that might prevent such adoptions.

He is however firmly and clearly for having the states pass such legislation.

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