Q: President Bush believes that gay couples should not be permitted to adopt children. Do you agree with that?
Mr. McCain: I think that we’ve proven that both parents are important in the success of a family so, no I don’t believe in gay adoption.
Only Florida currently bans adoption by all same sex couples. There are about 65,000 children who have been adopted by gay or lesbian couples nationwide, and I doubt any of them would have preferred to float through the foster care system.