Donald Trump Says He’s “Fine” With Marriage Equality… For Now


Donald Trump sat down with 60 Minutes over the weekend for his first televised interview since last Tuesday’s election, where he was asked about a whole slew of topics, including gay marriage.

On the campaign trail, the reality-TV-star-turned-President-elect had expressed a desire to overturn the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality because, hey, why not? His running mate, Mike Pence, is also vehemently opposed to same-sex marriage, or any law offering protections, or as he likes to call them “entitlements,” to LGBTQ Americans.

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When asked on 60 Minutes about undoing marriage equality last weekend, he said it’s no longer an issue he cares to pursue.

“It’s irrelevant because it was already settled,” Trump said. “It’s law. It was settled in the Supreme Court. I mean it’s done… these cases have gone to the Supreme Court. They’ve been settled. And… I’m fine with that.”

But that logic doesn’t apply to all Supreme Court rulings, like, for instance, Roe V. Wade. When asked about a that, Trump implied a woman’s right to make her own decisions about her healthcare is still up for debate.

“I’m pro-life,” he said. “The judges [I appoint] will be pro-life.”

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He went on to say that if Roe V. Wade were overturned, “it would go back to the states” but said that it “has a long, long way to go” before reaching that point.

Watch Trump talk about marriage equality below. Or don’t.

h/t: LGBTQNation