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Trump on Same-Sex Marriage: ‘Supreme Court Has Already Settled These Cases’

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2016 Nov 14
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President-Elect Donald Trump said that the issue of same-sex marriage has already been decided by the Supreme Court and he is "fine" with that.

“It’s law,” Trump said in an interview with CBS’ "60 Minutes" that aired Sunday. “It was settled in the Supreme Court. I mean it’s done.”

Trump has been called the “most LGBT-friendly Republican running for president” by various sources, and it appears from the “60 Minutes” interview that he may also be the most LGBT-friendly Republican president as well.

Although during the primaries Trump said, if elected, he would consider appointing Supreme Court justices who would overrule the Obergefell decision which legalized gay marriage and even stated that the gay marriage decision should have been left up to the states, he has since tempered his stance.

“These cases have gone to the Supreme Court. They’ve been settled. And I’m – I’m fine with that,” he said.

The official Republican party position opposes same-sex marriage and condemns the Obergefell decision, also calling for legislation to protect the religious freedom of business owners who object to serving gay people.

On the issue of abortion, however, Trump said he remains committed to appointing pro-life Supreme Court justices who may overturn Roe v. Wade.

"If it ever were overturned, it would go back to the states," he said.


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Publication date: November 14, 2016