"After thinking about this for some time, I realized that if you're fortunate, age and knowledge breed compassion. The more I read the (U.S.) Constitution, the clearer it became that you just can't deny rights to a specific class of people just because some are uncomfortable with what they do not understand. Too many elected officials take positions without thinking about the real impact on people and families. I am glad Sen. Portman had the same evolution I did, but I wish all of us had the compassion for other people to think about the impact of political positions before making them policy." Former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrave
, saying that he now regrets signing a 2000 law that bans gay couples from adopting.
Labels: gay adoption, LGBT rights, Mississippi