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Is Charlie Crist Going to Abandon Florida’s Right to Keep Gays From Adopting?

With malleable Charlie Crist changing his mind on LGBT equality — adoption! bi-national partners! — as he makes a stab for the U.S. Senate, is he also going to put those positions into place while he’s also Florida’s sitting governor?

Crist said today he’ll review November’s ruling by a Miami judge reversing the state’s lawmaker-enacted ban on gay couples adopting — something Attorney General Bill McCollum said he wanted to extend to foster parenting — that parental hopeful Martin Gill brought after being denied the right to adopt.

“As I think most of us learned in life, the older you get, the more tolerant you become and the less judgmental you are, and that’s called wisdom,” says Crist, confusing “wisdom” with “flip-flopping on issues for political advantage.”

Marco Rubio, Crist’s GOP challenger, this week already used the governor’s upcoming position paper to attack him. And don’t be surprised if he goes one step further: After all, Crist’s campaign tactics just four years ago involved going after his opposition for SUPPORTING OUR RIGHT TO ADOPT.

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By:           JD
On:           Sep 14, 2010
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  • 2 Comments
    • alex
      alex

      “Crist said today he’ll review November’s ruling by a Miami judge reversing the state’s lawmaker-enacted ban on gay couples adopting…”

      For Crist, “review” means conduct a poll to see which side can get him the most votes. As a Floridian, I’m appalled that so many of my fellow voters don’t see Crist for what he is: an opportunist.

      Sep 14, 2010 at 6:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • reason
      reason

      There is a lot of stuff on here about Charlie and even some stuff about Rubio but Meeks is conspicuously absent. We need to send a stronger message to our allies that we support them. Meeks has been a strong supporter of the gay community, research his record, and we need to stand behind him. Politicians who fight for us seem to be ignored while we love to destroy ones that have been slow or Luke warm. If the Democrats go home he has a strong chance of squeaking this thing out. If Charlie wins he will either become an ultra hated Democrat or he will go crawling back to his party were he will readily back stab every Democrat that votes for him at the behest of John Cornyn.

      Sep 14, 2010 at 9:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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