Whitman, former CEO of eBay, said she supports gay adoptions, but not marriage, and welfare for illegal immigrant children, but not in-state tuition benefits.
Whitman views marriage as between a man and a woman, although she is open to civil unions and domestic partnerships. She said gay adoptions would be tolerated because “many kids need a great home,” according to the MercuryNews interview.
A self-described moderate-conservative, Whitman is running against Steve Poizner, insurance commissioner, for her party’s nomination.
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