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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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To: kevcol; All

What I want to know is how Obama plans to handle the “B” in the LGBT?

Polygamy?
Hey they cant decide, Kinda like Magic Johnson. “you wanna play Basketball or Baseball, Magic”?

‘Boff Coach’!

Maybe Mitt will shed some light on that subject!

Oh man are we screwed.


51 posted on 05/10/2012 7:30:00 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Bronzy

This is why Obama went public on this issue. He knows that Romney is just as liberal as he is and is feigning opposition to homosexual marriage to appease conservatives. When this issue comes up in debate, Romney’s lack of conviction and clear thinking will be apparent to everyone. This could be THE winning issue for Romney and the GOP and they’re going to gift wrap it for Obama and the Dems. Absolute morons.


52 posted on 05/10/2012 7:30:06 PM PDT by littleharbour
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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.

I would say 99% of kids in foster care will never be allowed to be adopted because of the legal perverted agenda of reunification with highly abusive parent. The same great minds that keep kids in the system never allowing them to be adopted are the same losers calling for gay adoptions. There is no shortage of heterosexual parents wanting to adopt. Many must wait for over a decade. The inflated foster care rates only make it seem that there is a parent shortage. No gays do not need to be foster parents either.

53 posted on 05/10/2012 7:31:48 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: Free ThinkerNY

. . . Mittens is snatching defeat from the jaws of victory . . . . To me, that position is utterly insane.


54 posted on 05/10/2012 7:31:54 PM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

That’s a valid point.
WaPo nailed him with the 14 page “Smear the Queer story just hours after Obama became “America’s First Gay President”


55 posted on 05/10/2012 7:32:41 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
"This is WaPoo talking, here."

No this is Mitt, the Severe Conservative, talking here. Did you not see the video? Please google it. Mitt said he supports gay adoption.

56 posted on 05/10/2012 7:34:18 PM PDT by blaquebyrd
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To: WILLIALAL; melancholy; 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.


Homosexuals are mentally ill sex perverts. They cannot be good parents. Many studies have shown that kids raised be homos have terrible problems, and higher rates of being sexually molested.

You are out of your mind.


57 posted on 05/10/2012 7:34:40 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Is Romney just confused about his opinions or does he have trouble with honesty or am I just not appreciating his grasp and understanding of the complex social issues of the day?
58 posted on 05/10/2012 7:36:15 PM PDT by GBA (Isaiah 9:11)
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To: muawiyah

I wonder how Mitt would feel if it was HIS grand children who were going to be adopted out to homosexuals? What if those homosexuals were of the flaming type and made it a point to indoctrinate Mitt’s descendants? Wouldn’t he, like any normal person, want his grand children raised in his religion by heterosexual, committed couples? I think so.


59 posted on 05/10/2012 7:37:03 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: stylin19a
we’re so screwed in this election

Pretty much.

60 posted on 05/10/2012 7:37:30 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The man is unbelievably bad at this........

Lord, give us strength. I hate the current admins policies and attitude as much as anyone; Mitt is making this very hard for us ABO types.

61 posted on 05/10/2012 7:38:39 PM PDT by Lakeshark (NbIttoalbl,cRwIdtaa)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All

I am lost, one day is sunshine, and next day is cloudy day. I am living of days of Noah and Sodoma and Gomora. Can this people finally say, I am against law of God. My, dear Lady, this is so obvious. So, only words I can say: Forgive them for they don’t know what they’re doing. Unfortunately they do. Lion is roaring and devouring and so few are left.


62 posted on 05/10/2012 7:39:23 PM PDT by MCSP2008
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To: greene66

Four years ago, never in my wildest imagination, could I imagine the GOP would be serving up a candidate even worse than McCain.

________

As soon as Obama was declared the winner I had the sense of utter dread and certainty that Romney was “next”. It’s been like rooting for a Little League team to beat the Yankees, that day of dread has arrived. I can barely pay attention, I won’t watch the debates, convention or any political shows, etc. Disaster, thy name is Mitt.


63 posted on 05/10/2012 7:42:57 PM PDT by word_warrior_bob (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs6qZd_xP1w)
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To: word_warrior_bob

In the event that I hold my nose and vote for Romney, once he takes office, I will work to make sure he is not the GOP nominee in 2016, assuming he beats Obama.

I liken it to fumigating the White House....you have to use poison to get the bugs out.....but you need to get that poison out ASAP, after you kill the bugs.


64 posted on 05/10/2012 7:45:30 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
We

are

so

screwed

65 posted on 05/10/2012 7:46:16 PM PDT by Gritty (Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions - GK Chesterton)
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To: stylin19a

we’re so screwed in this election

And that’s if our candidate wins.


66 posted on 05/10/2012 7:47:58 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: blaquebyrd

No this is Mitt, the Severe Conservative, talking here. Did you not see the video? Please google it. Mitt said he supports gay adoption.
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Yes. But tell me.....where in the HELL are we to go, here? The RNC (in their faggotry) have provided us with a crappy candidate (yet, again....just like McLame). The Tea Party is knocking off the lower level candidates as hard as they can (and that’s where it begins). The Commies have done it for YEARS in this country at all LEVELS. It starts with the ‘bottom up’. Local, State, National.

Mark Levin had a GREAT segment, tonight, about that very thing. We need to get a tow-hold and think down the line. The Fabians are experts at this and have been doing this for decades . Everything “gradually”. Time to fight fire with fire.


67 posted on 05/10/2012 7:49:50 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: icwhatudo

icwhatudo: “One candidate is a capitalist who is against homosexual marriage but for homosexual adoption...”

Just wait. I bet it gets worse.

My take on Governor Romney’s comments? I think he’s very carefully parsing his words. Note that he’s for equal rights but carefully defines marriage to mean a man and woman. It sure sounds to me like he supports same-sex civil unions, with all the rights and benefits of marriage, that are literally marriage in all but name (sort of like Mitt Romney is a Democrat in all but party name). He just opposes calling that “marriage.”

I have always been a very loyal Republican vote until now. I fully expected Mitt’s campaign to be one disappointment after another, and in that sense, it’s the only way he has failed to disappoint.


68 posted on 05/10/2012 7:50:14 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: mnehring

I feel that your post makes no sense. You use economic terms mixed with a mathematical equation, but I do not have a clue what you are talking about.

There is a suplus of good people willing to adopt who are heterosexual. Also state mandates for homo adoption force Catholic adoption agencies out of business.


69 posted on 05/10/2012 7:54:09 PM PDT by impimp
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

The game show host you're thinking of is Chuck Woolery, I've always said that about Mittens, lol.

70 posted on 05/10/2012 7:54:53 PM PDT by word_warrior_bob (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs6qZd_xP1w)
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To: word_warrior_bob

Chuck Woolery,
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I thought CW was a conservative???? I guess he an Pat S. are the only two left?

I understand that Jeopardy has gone ‘to the Dark Side’.


71 posted on 05/10/2012 8:00:54 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: CitizenUSA
I agree with you. In fact:

No one expects him to do an about-face on marriage, but Cooper says Romney may well soften his tone or shift emphasis. There have been hints of that already. Romney restated Thursday that he thinks it's fine for gay couples to adopt children. On Wednesday, Romney called gay marriage a "tender" issue and chose his words carefully about civil unions.

"I don't favor civil unions if they're identical to marriage other than by name. My view is that domestic partnership benefits, hospital visitation rights and the like are appropriate," Romney said.

"Essentially he was trying to put forward language that left the door open," says Cooper, who says it's always the way politicians start evolving.
(article)
72 posted on 05/10/2012 8:01:51 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
"Yes. But tell me.....where in the HELL are we to go, here?""

To the Convention and raise HELL! As a previous freeper posted, how can you be against gay marriage but be for gay adoption? Gay adoption is much worse, because unlike the gay adults the kids are innocent. I'm sorry, I can't contort my beliefs enough to vote for this man who won't stand up for kids. Can't do it, I gotta tap out!

73 posted on 05/10/2012 8:03:29 PM PDT by blaquebyrd
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To: RIghtwardHo

Um... Does your memory go back 4 years?


74 posted on 05/10/2012 8:05:23 PM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What makes me sad is the FReepers jumping on the WaPo’s bait. They know that Romney said something to unite the base for him this week and Obama screwed up royally, so this and many soon-to-be-published articles will come out to re-divide the base.

Don’t fall into the media’s playbook. We’re smarter than that.


75 posted on 05/10/2012 8:08:47 PM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I don’t know if Chuck Woolery is a conservative or not, but every time I see Mitt, I think of Chuck Woolery, minus the wit and charm, and if you’re right the conservatism too!

I liked Love Connections, but Mitt turns my stomach, he might be even smarmier and more self serving than Bill Clinton, and that’s saying something. I’m sure those two are great friends.


76 posted on 05/10/2012 8:10:15 PM PDT by word_warrior_bob (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs6qZd_xP1w)
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To: CitizenUSA
"It sure sounds to me like he supports same-sex civil unions, with all the rights and benefits of marriage, that are literally marriage in all but name (sort of like Mitt Romney is a Democrat in all but party name). He just opposes calling that “marriage.”"

"I do not favor marriage between people of the same gender, and I do not favor civil unions if they are identical to marriage other than by name"

-Romney

77 posted on 05/10/2012 8:11:37 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: blaquebyrd

Gay adoption is much worse, because unlike the gay adults the kids are innocent.
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Agreed. Children by a need to be raised by a man and a woman.


78 posted on 05/10/2012 8:13:35 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: impimp

Oh really? Are you? I can’t tell you how many cases were we were told there are no adoptive children available. I would love to see how many mouth-offs here would open up just one fracking room of their lives to a baby who would be killed other wise. Piss off if life is worth less than the challenges of a sin lifestyle that isn’t even the top ‘ten’.


79 posted on 05/10/2012 8:14:14 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Remember us? We’re the social conservatives.

Folks were laughing at us not too long ago.

Who’s laughing now?


80 posted on 05/10/2012 8:15:03 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Obama vs. Romney: Zero x Zero = Zero.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

These would gay MARRIED couples right, Mittens???

If you think Mittens doesn’t support gay marriage, you are off the rocker.


81 posted on 05/10/2012 8:20:09 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

For an identity that is based solely on the actions of “consenting adults in private”, they sure are quite public about their agenda.

When do the kids get to consent to being brought into an alternative lifestyle home?


82 posted on 05/10/2012 8:20:09 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

“Apart from prayer, I’m out of answers.”

Keep praying, even harder, and support pro-life, conservatives, who are running for a House or U.S. Senate seat. We need a HUGE majority of them, because whoever wins the presidency, we won’t have a true conservative in the White House.


83 posted on 05/10/2012 8:21:31 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: mnehring

The child will choose?

lol

It will not decrease abortion, the left won’t support that.

It will increase the rate of child abuse, molestation and all kinds of perverted crap though.


84 posted on 05/10/2012 8:22:07 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: All; Free ThinkerNY

Romney should take a look at THIS:

“58 percent of the children of lesbians called themselves gay, and 33 percent of the children of gay men called themselves gay.”

snip http://www.aolnews.com/2010/10/17/study-gay-parents-more-likely-to-have-gay-kids

We teach our children by EXAMPLE.


85 posted on 05/10/2012 8:22:55 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: GeronL

Come on Floyd, have you even offered a room? A lot of people talk, who even take the next step to sacrifice. Do you realize how hard it is to save one life out there? Put up! Sign up for the foster parent program. Sign up to try to save one life! I make over 100K per year and have a large house with a lot of space and bureaucracy is keeping us from helping one child if we aren’t trained by ‘the state’.


86 posted on 05/10/2012 8:27:11 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

I guess we should let Pedophiles adopt too.

There are 2 lesbians in Kalipornia that have an 8 year old boy on sex change hormones. They have brainwashed that boy.

The perverts are targeting children, Chastity Bono was 11 years old when the nanny got to her and Cher- the creep- thought it was good for the girl. I guess she turned out fine.


88 posted on 05/10/2012 8:31:49 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: little jeremiah

“Homosexuals are mentally ill sex perverts”

Pretty harsh general judgment of all homosexuals. As long as you are throwing moral stones, where do you stand on divorce when kids are involved?


89 posted on 05/10/2012 8:32:51 PM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: GeronL

Oh my gosh, you are right, they should have killed the Bono kid!

It all is clear now!


90 posted on 05/10/2012 8:35:40 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

“I would love to see how many mouth-offs here would open up just one fracking room of their lives to a baby who would be killed other wise”

I couldn’t agree more. There really wouldn’t be a need for a large foster program if all the self righteous people speaking with such hatred would show as much compassion for these kids lives which are being thrown away everyday and step forward and save a life.


91 posted on 05/10/2012 8:38:06 PM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: mylife
Oh man are we screwed.

Exactly what I thought when I read that title.

Can we just start over now? :\

92 posted on 05/10/2012 8:38:26 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“most electable” bump


93 posted on 05/10/2012 8:38:33 PM PDT by Dajjal ("I'm not concerned about the very poor." -- severely conservative Mitt 'Etch-A-Sketch' Rmoney)
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To: stylin19a

You betcha! This is what happened when the anti-Romney vote was fragmented.


94 posted on 05/10/2012 8:38:43 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: mnehring
Sign up to try to save one life! I make over 100K per year and have a large house with a lot of space and bureaucracy is keeping us from helping one child if we aren’t trained by ‘the state’.

So have you taken your state foster parenting classes yet?

95 posted on 05/10/2012 8:38:57 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: Tzar

Yea, good idea, not like thousands have thought of it.. even in one of the most conservative states where I live in... where adoption is as difficult as producing home-made aspirin.

When Buggery is om the top ten with murder, give me a call, until then, we will try to save babies from murder even if the state puts up roadblocks.


96 posted on 05/10/2012 8:39:06 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I would have voted for Newt.

This carnival gets worse by the day.

Obama and his tribe are screwing up just about each and every day... then this clown comes out with this nonsense....just damn.


97 posted on 05/10/2012 8:39:42 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: cva66snipe

You Don’t even want to know... from classes to years of evaluations. And we are in a Conservative state. Like in most states you have to be dependent on the government to be part of the government (ie foster) system.


98 posted on 05/10/2012 8:41:24 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: LUV W

Sad isn’t it?


99 posted on 05/10/2012 8:44:34 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Pathetic.

I am so wanting to just hide under the bed till it’s over. LOL!


100 posted on 05/10/2012 8:46:04 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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