(Lynne and Dick Cheney hold Samuel David Cheney, the son of Mary Cheney and her wife, Heather Poe)
John McCain needs to come spend some time in my neighborhood in Dupont Circle in Washington. When I moved there about 13 years ago, the apartments and houses were mostly occupied by students, by single young professionals, and lots of gay men and women.
As time has moved on, many of the gay singles have been replaced by heterosexual and homosexual couples — quite a number of them with children. Mary Cheney and her growing family would fit right in. It’s fun to see the kids play together — and all the parents seem loving and attentive, across the board.
But while John McCain sees adoption as just fine for him — he opposes it for other same sex couples. This is old politics, old America, and is simply wrong.
My major difference with John McCain has been wrapped up in his foreign policy and national security views — but given the significant number of gay men and women who I know support John McCain — his views on gay adoption are out of step with reality, morality, and many of his closest supporters.
Obama has McCain beat on this issue of adoption — but both of them need to learn from many of our friends in Europe on the gay marriage issue.
— Steve Clemons