Politics

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist waffles on gay adoption.

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cristYesterday, Gov. Charlie Crist (R-FL), who is running for Senate, traveled around his state to promote “Explore Adoption Day.” In Tallahassee early in the day, reporters asked Crist whether he’d be willing to change a Florida law that currently makes it the only state with an outright ban on gay adoption:

At first, Crist said it would be the Legislature’s responsibility to change the law. When pressed on whether he would support the effort, Crist said, “I’d have to think about it.”

But later in the day, he traveled to Jacksonville, where he told the local paper, “I think Florida has it right right now.” HRC writes, “It is insulting, frankly, to promote an ‘Explore Adoption Day’ when a group of Florida citizens are expressly banned from adopting.”