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Conservative group asks Paul Ryan why his stance on gay adoption has changed


MADISON (WKOW) -- A Wisconsin group that describes its mission as "strengthening and preserving marriage, family, life, and liberty" is calling on Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) to explain why he now supports gay adoption.

In a letter sent to Ryan Friday, Wisconsin Family Action President Julaine Appling asks the former GOP Vice-Presidential candidate to clarify statements he made at a town hall meeting in Janesville earlier this week.

At a Monday, April 29 listening session, Rep. Ryan stated he does not support gay marriage but that he does now support same-sex couples who want to adopt children.

"Adoption, I'd vote differently these days. That was I think a vote I took in my first term, 1999 or 2000," said Rep. Ryan, referring to when he voted against allowing same-sex couples in the District of Columbia to adopt 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 ought to be able to do that.  Period.  I would vote that way."

Appling writes to Rep. Ryan:  "We would truly appreciate some clarification.  What you are promoting in these statements seems to conflict with not only your personal experience, but also with the wealth of research on what is best for children."

You can read the entire letter Wisconsin Family Action sent to Congressman Ryan by clicking here.





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