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Old 9th Apr 2011, 06:34 PM   #1
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Tim Kaine refuses to say if he supports gay couples adopting children


U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine dodged a question this week on whether he believes gay couples should be able to adopt children in Virginia despite being consistently opposed to unmarried couples — heterosexual or homosexual — adopting in the past.

“No couples in Virginia can adopt other than a married couple -- that’s the right policy,’’ Kaine said in 2005 when running for governor. “Gay individuals should be able to adopt.”

But asked twice about the issue at a news conference this week, Kaine declined to answer whether he supports gay couples adopting children.

Kaine, who resigned Tuesday as chairman of the Democratic National Committee to begin his Senate campaign, said he supports a proposed regulation initiated when he was governor that would prohibit private and faith-based groups, such as Catholic Charities and Jewish Family Services, from discriminating against gay parents. But, Kaine said, it would not allow unmarried couple to adopt, because that is barred by Virginia law...

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