Paul Ryan supports gay adoption: 'If a person wants to love and raise a child, they ought to be able to do that'

paul-ryan-supports-gay-adoption.jpgDuring a townhall meeting in Janesville, Wis., former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, who voted in 1999 against gay adoption in the District of Columbia, says he has softened his position on the matter, reports WKOW.

When an attendant at the meeting asked the congressman why he doesn't support gay marriage, he says marriage should be between a man and woman. But he says gay adoption is something that could benefit a lot of children.

"I do believe that if there are children who are orphans, who do not have a loving person or couple -- I think if a person wants to love and raise a child, they ( sic) ought to be able to do that. Period. I would vote that way. I do believe marriage is between a man and a woman, we just respectfully disagree on that issue," says Ryan.

Is this perhaps the first step towards a presidential run? After President Obama soundly beat opponent Mitt Romney, there was a lot of talk from Republicans about having to change "just about everything" in order to keep up with the changing times.
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