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