Mitt Romney expressed support for gay adoption on Thursday, calling it “fine” and noting that it’s legal in his home state of Massachusetts. But he again stressed his opposition to same-sex marriage and his preference for every child to have a mother and a father. Also in the interview, he said he didn’t recall an incident in which he reportedly bullied a student presume to be gay.
On the marriage issue, he told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto, “I believe marriage has been defined the same way for literally thousands of years by virtually every civilization in history and that marriage is literally by its definition a relationship between a man and a woman. And that if two people of the same gender want to live together, want to have a loving relationship and even want to adopt a child, in my state individuals of the same sex were able to adopt children. In my view that’s something that people have the right to do, but to call that marriage is, in my view, a departure of the real meaning of that word.”
The presumptive GOP nominee said it is his “preference” to have a “national standard that defined marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman.”
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