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Susan G. Komen Senior Vice President Karen Handel supports ban on gay marriage and adoption

Gay blogger John Aravosis reports Susan G. Komen for the Cure Senior VP Karen Handel, when she ran in the Republican primary for Georgia governor in 2010, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that gay parents are not as "legitimate" as heterosexual ones.

From the 2010 AJC Q&A:

  • Q: Would you favor outlawing gay adoptions?
  • A: Yeah, I would consider that, absolutely.

Also, Handel spoke about gays and marriage:

I’ve been very clear. And you know, as a Christian, marriage is between a man and a woman. I do not think that gay relationships are — they are not what God intended. And that’s just my viewpoint on it. Others might disagree with that. But I would also hope that if you look at what is happening in our state, we’ve got issues we need to be focused on in Georgia . We have a constitutional amendment against gay marriage. And it’s something that I supported wholeheartedly. We have that, and let’s get dealing with the other issues that we also need to deal with in Georgia. And the press can help with that. (Laughs).

Click here to read Aravosis blog entry.

Click here to read the complete AJC interview.


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