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Derechos Donating Member (892 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-11 12:48 PM
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Kaine: Gay couples should be allowed to adopt
U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine believes gay couples should be able to adopt if a judge deems it in the best interest of the child, he told the Washington Post in a recent interview.

I think the best interest of the child is a pretty hard standard to argue with and I think that ought to be the standard, said Kaine, the former governor who is now a candidate in the Democratic Senate primary.

Thats a change from the position Kaine took when he was running for governor and said he was opposed to unmarried couples heterosexual or homosexual adopting.

No couples in Virginia can adopt other than a married couple -- thats the right policy, Kaine said in 2005 during his successful campaign for governor. Gay individuals should be able to adopt.

Kaines staff told the Post following the recent interview that his stance had shifted as he became increasingly convinced that the best interest of the child was all that mattered.

Virginia is one of 34 states where only single men and women and married couples can adopt, according to the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys.
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Galraedia Donating Member (322 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-13-11 03:37 PM
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1. It's still not going to make them any less gay.
So I guess the Republican plan is to keep kids from getting adopted so that they can suffer in foster care and to have tax payers pay for such care because lets face it, religion makes much more sense than common sense. *sarcasm*
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