Oh, Mitt, Shhhh…No, Wait…Go On… …
Offered without comment, because it hardly seems necessary:
Mitt Romney said Thursday that same-sex couples should be allowed to adopt children, but they should not be married because children should be raised by a mother and a father.
Romney’s appearance on Fox News wasn’t the first time he made such a statement — he has previously expressed his opposition to same-sex marriage and support for gay couples adopting — but it held significance as his first national television interview after President Barack Obama thrust the issue into the campaign spotlight. The president said on Wednesday that he personally supports same-sex marriage.
Romney told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto that his views on same-sex marriage are unchanged. He explained some of the rights he believes should be extended to gay couples. He said the issue is about what is best for the nation, referring specifically to children. He said his “preference” is that marriage continue to be defined as between a man and a woman.
“I happen to believe that the best setting for raising a child is where this is the opportunity to a mom and a dad to be in the home,” Romney said. “I know there are many circumstances where that is not possible, through death or divorce. I also know many gay couples are able to adopt children. That’s fine.” (HuffPo - emphasis mine)