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Crist on Gay Marriage, Adoption Ban

Crist on Gay Marriage, Adoption Ban


Florida governor and U.S. Senate hopeful Charlie Crist fielded questions on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and on his state's gay marriage ban in an interview with Time magazine.

A reader in St. Petersburg submitted a question for Crist, asking why he won't support same-sex marriage and a repeal of Florida's Defense of Marriage Act.

Crist said that he still believes that marriage should only be for heterosexual couples, but that he doesn't have a problem with couples "who want to reside together" or enter civil unions. But as far as the ban on adoption by gays in Florida, the best thing is to have "a live and let live attitude," he said.

"I guess the best decision maker would be a judge. Currently we have a law on the books in Florida that precludes that from happening. I'm sure the next legislature, or maybe the next governor, might address those issues."

Watch the full interview below:

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