Video: Georgia GOP Candidate Would Outlaw Gay Adoption, Says Gays Unfit to be Parents

posted on Fri, Jul 16 2010 3:44 pm by Kevin Nix

Karen Handel, a Republican candidate for governor in Georgia, told a local TV station (video below and here) she’s against marriage equality and supports outlawing gay adoption.

Reporter: Would you favor outlawing gay adoptions?
Handel: Yeah, I would consider that, absolutely.
Reporter: Do you know any gay couples with children?
Handel: Not that I'm aware of.
Reporter: So you think gay couples are less qualified to function as parents than straight couples?
Handel: I think that for a child to be in a household -- in a family in a household with a situation where the parents are not married, as in one man and one woman, is not the best household for a child.

Interestingly, as Politifact uncovered, Ms. Handel used to be somewhat involved in the LGBT community. Despite her denials now as a candidate, records show Handel used to be a dues-paying member of the Log Cabin Republicans.