McCain against adoption, equal marriage rights

07/15/2008 | NYTimes.com

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain mostly is in step with conservative thinking on social issues, but is not necessarily willing to incorporate those views into federal law, according to this article. McCain, who has an adopted daughter with his wife, Cindy, is opposed to adoptions by gay and lesbian couples, saying, "I think that we've proven that both parents are important in the success of a family so, no, I don't believe in gay adoption." He also is against equal marriage rights, but views the issue as one that should be decided at the state level.

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