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It Takes A Day For Romney To Flip-Flop On Same-Sex Adoption Rights

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What is the sound of one mind flipping? That would be…anything that Mitt Romney says. For instance, one day he supports same-sex couples adopting and the next day he opposes it. So, the sound of one mind flipping and flopping like a fish on the deck of a boat just after it’s been caught would be “Actually, I think all states but one allow gay adoption. So that’s a position which has been decided by most of the state legislatures, including the one in my state some time ago. So I simply acknowledge the fact that gay adoption is legal in all states but one.”

Of course, fifteen years ago, he supported pretty much all LGBT rights, but that was before he had to run for President. Still, it is alright for someone to change their mind over a decade and a half, but these days, deciding to flip-flop on an issue in such a short period of time just doesn’t seem quite so kosher. Yesterday, Romney said he was fine with same-sex couples adopting children and stated “that’s something that people have a right to do.”

There are some two million children being raised by LGBT parents. Of course, Romney’s idiocy on the issue know few bounds. ThinkProgress notes that “Adoption laws vary widely from state to state with little consistency between them. In only 18 states and the District of Columbia can same-sex parents can petition for joint adoption. There are 12 (some of which overlap with the 18) that allow for second-parent adoption. And if same-sex couples wish to serve as foster parents, there are only seven states that guarantee their right to do so. Because of the disparity of laws and the absence of any written policy in many states, judges often make their own decisions and families can never be sure in which states their adoption will be recognized.”

Romney constantly flipping and flopping on this issue. In 2007, he said that it was the right of same-sex couples to adopt, but last year said that such adoptions “should be assessed on a state-by-state basis.”



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