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Trump: ‘fine’ with same-sex marriage

November 14, 2016

US President-elect Donald Trump indicated that he would not question the legal acceptance of same-sex marriage, in his first interview since his election.

“It’s law,” Trump said in a “60 Minutes” television interview. “It was settled in the Supreme Court. I mean, it’s done.”

Trump’s willingness to accept same-sex marriage contrasts with the official platform of his Republican Party, which had condemned the Supreme Court decisions that have required all states to recognize same-sex unions.

 
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  • Posted by: skall391825 - Nov. 16, 2016 11:39 PM ET USA

    It's politics; he knows that the same justices who are anti-abortion also will be anti-SSM.

  • Posted by: brenda22890 - Nov. 15, 2016 2:12 PM ET USA

    I'm not totally convinced Trump was being entirely transparent with 60 Minutes. It would be a mistake to say too much before being sworn in. Nonetheless, his lack of concern about conservative social issues has troubled me from the start. We will have to see how it all unfolds. With Clinton ,however, there was never any question.

  • Posted by: feedback - Nov. 15, 2016 1:05 PM ET USA

    What would be of the greatest importance, is that permanent legal provisions are formed, based on the Constitution, to allow exemption for religious persons and institutions from this nonsense. A Christian baker or photographer must have the freedom to refuse participation in it. I am hopeful and am praying that it will happen. And I wish that the Catholic Bishops, who always seem to worry about tax-exempt status, would become more vocal on the issue of individual religious liberty.

  • Posted by: Conor Cook - Nov. 15, 2016 7:05 AM ET USA

    His position on same-sex unions also contradicts his position on abortion, where he accepts that law settled in the same way might be overturned.

  • Posted by: [email protected] - Nov. 14, 2016 9:14 PM ET USA

    It is not settled law. The Supreme Court does make laws it interprets. There is nothing in Constitution supporting same sex marriage. Was the ruling on slavery settled law? I supported Trump but someone needs to get back to him soon about his campaign statements. If he falls into the swamp it will swallow him. Drain the swamp and regulations.