This morning on ABC's "This Week" McCain talked about "two parent families" being preferable to gay adoption. STEPHANOPOULOS: What is your position
July 26, 2008

This morning on ABC's "This Week" McCain talked about "two parent families" being preferable to gay adoption.

STEPHANOPOULOS: What is your position on gay adoption? You told the "New York Times" you were against it, even in cases where the children couldn't find another home. But then your staff backtracked a bit.

What is your position?

MCCAIN: My position is, it's not the reason why I'm running for president of the United States. And I think that two-parent families are best for America.

icon Download icon Download

There are dozens of studies, including some from the American Psychological Association, showing that a supportive environment is far more indicative of emotionally secure children than the sexual orientation of the parents.

But the "gay parenting" lesson for John McCain, unfortunately, has to begin with the incontrovertible fact that a gay or lesbian couple is a two-parent family. Sigh.

Can you help us out?

For 17 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.

Discussion

We are currently migrating to Disqus

On May 14, 2022, we started migrating our comments from Insticator back to Disqus. During this transition period, some posts will have Insticator and some Disqus. For more information on the transition, as well as information regarding old C&L accounts, please see this post.


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.