In a video interview with the Sun Sentinel editorial board, Republican Attorney General candidate Jeff Kottkamp says he fully supports Florida's ban on gays and lesbians adopting. Kottkamp is the current Lieutenant Governor under Charlie Crist.
And all those kids that are in the system that need adopting? They are fine just where they are because "increasing the potential number of adoptive parents doesn't necessarily mean more kids who need homes would be adopted."
Stay classy, Kottkamp...
Watch the interview after the jump.
Kottkamp is running against whichever democrat wins the primary, either Dave Aronberg or Dan Gelber, both of whom support lifting the ban on adoption as soon as possible.
It's funny how Kottkamp's website loudly proclaims "Family, Faith, Freedom", when his true values are anything but. Denying children families and homes because of his own personal bias does not fit into any of those three talking points from his campaign. The freedom to create healthy, loving families for these kids should be the most important thing, not whipping up anti-gay animus to get votes. As a someone who lived in Florida and was a foster parent, I can tell you from personal experience that these kids need homes and the broken system needs all the good parents they can get, gay and straight.
Florida has had enough. The children in foster care who need homes have had enough. The gay and lesbian parents who are willing to open their homes and lives to kids in need have had enough. Kottkamp can wrap himself his "true social conservative" and religious shroud to cover his own biases and get a few votes, but the his views speak for themselves and show his true core values: close-mindedness and bigotry.