Obama has reaffirmed his support for gay adoption to the Family Equality Council. Yet one more area in which is dramatically contrasts with John McCain (who opposes gay adoption and a host of other LGBT rights). In a statement, Obama told the organization that:
we also have to do more to support and strengthen LGBT families. Because equality in relationship, family, and adoption rights is not some abstract principle; it’s about whether millions of LGBT Americans can finally live lives marked by dignity and freedom. That’s why we have to repeal laws like the Defense of Marriage Act. That’s why we have to eliminate discrimination against LGBT families. And that’s why we have to extend equal treatment in our family and adoption laws.