John McCain Says Maybe Gay Adoption Preferable To Child Abandonment

It's Gay Tuesday here on Wonkette, so we bring you this exciting Gay News Update: John McCain said the other day that only man-and-lady-style couples should be allowed to adopt, and now he is saying something different! Of course, because he is a politician, he is obliged to declare that he has been "perfectly clear" on this issue all along.


So here is what he said first, as reported a couple days ago in that racy New York rag (read by many homosexuals):

“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."

And then here is what Jill Hazelbaker, his Director of Communications, said today via 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.

McCain's expressed his personal preference for children to be raised by a mother and a father wherever possible. However, as an adoptive father himself, McCain believes children deserve loving and caring home environments, and he recognizes that there are many abandoned children who have yet to find homes. McCain believes that in those situations that caring parental figures are better for the child than the alternative.

When will McDonald's start boycotting John McCain?

McCain’s Conservative Model? Roosevelt (Theodore, That Is) [New York Times]

McCain Clarifies On Gay Adoption [Andrew Sullivan]

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