NEW YORK (AP) - Advocates for gay and lesbian families are denouncing John McCain for opposing adoptions by gays. The Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting was asked for his views on the subject in an interview for Sunday's New York Times. He says he doesn't believe in gay adoption because it's been "proven that both parents are important in the success of a family." The comment prompted McCain's presidential campaign to clarify that his stand is a personal preference, and that he doesn't seek a federal ban on the practice. But gay activists denounced his remarks, calling the Arizona senator "completely out of touch." Only one state in the nation -- Florida -- outlaws gay adoptions, which have become commonplace nationwide. McCain is an adoptive father himself. He and his wife adopted a daughter born in Bangladesh.
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