Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Senator McCain Responds to Criticisms of Adoption Stance

Senator John McCain (R-AZ), the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has issued a statement to the Associated Press in response to statements from PFLAG and other pro-LGBT family groups regarding his position on adoption by same-sex couples.

"John McCain could have been clearer in the interview in stating that his position on gay adoption is that it is a state issue. ... He was not endorsing any federal legislation," the statement said.

"Sen. McCain's expressed his personal preference for children to be raised by a mother and a father wherever possible," the statement added. "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. John McCain believes that in those situations that caring parental figures are better for the child than the alternative."

You can read the full AP coverage, including quotes from PFLAG executive director Jody Huckaby, online here.

Update: You can join the conversation about McCain's statement at MyDD.com and Culturite.

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