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Crist Softening on Gay Adoption

Crist Softening on Gay Adoption

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Florida governor Charlie Crist says he will consider dropping a lawsuit challenging a gay couple's adoption of two foster children.

"I think that most who follow the judiciary recognize that what's in the 'best interest of the child' is what should be paramount in these kinds of decisions. That's what I believe and I think that's what will be the best for them," said Crist, who is running for the U.S. Senate, according to The Palm Beach Post.

The statement comes after his campaign released a position paper on gay rights issues, in which he stated his support for civil unions, boosting adoption rights for gay couples, employment nondiscrimination, and permitting openly gay troops to serve in the military.

Crist is the independent candidate running against Democrat Kendrick Meek and Republican Marco Rubio.

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