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  Rep. Chris Smith Brought Up Orphanages After Same-Sex Parenting Question
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Last EditedRP  Sep 12, 2018 02:14pm
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AuthorGriffin Connolly
News DateWednesday, September 12, 2018 07:45:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionRep. Chris Smith’s controversial views on gay marriage were thrust into the spotlight again Wednesday after the New Jersey Republican brought up orphanages when asked about same-sex parenting, according to an audio recording of the exchange.

Hannah Valdes, a senior, asked Smith whether her gay sister, in his opinion, would be “less of a legitimate parent” than someone in a heterosexual partnership.

That’s when Smith suggested alternatives existed to gay couples adopting children, including orphanages.

“Somebody mentioned orphanages before,” Smith said in the recording. “I mean, orphanages are still a possibility for some kids.”
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