President-Elect Donald Trump Says Same-Sex Marriage Is ‘Settled’ Law

President-Elect Donald Trump Says Same-Sex Marriage Is ‘Settled’ Law

Republican President-elect Donald Trump said he’s “fine” with same-sex marriage as the law of the land, calling the issue “settled” by the Supreme Court.

The comments – in Trump’s first television interview since winning the presidency – sharply contrast with his party’s orthodoxy, his running mate’s longtime position and comments he made during the Republican primaries.

“It’s law,” he said in an interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday. “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 – I’m fine with that,” he added.

In the same interview, when asked if he would appoint a Supreme Court justice who wants to overturn Roe v. Wade, Trump said his judges will be “pro-life,” and suggested that decision could be overturned.

“If it ever were overturned, it would go back to the states,” Trump said.

Women seeking abortions would have to go “go to another state” for the procedure.

The Republican Party’s official platform, ratified by the party in July, opposes same-sex marriage, condemns the Supreme Court’s rulings in Obergefell v. Hodges and United States v. Windsor, and supports proposed “religious freedom” legislation that critics say would allow businesses to deny services to gay people.

Trump’s comments about gay marriage break with the longtime position of his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who signed a religious freedom bill into law in 2015, but walked back on some of its language after facing backlash from across the country.

Trump, who has spent his life in liberal New York City, referenced gay Republicans at the Republican National Convention, and said transgender people should use whatever bathroom they feel comfortable using during his campaign.

During the Republican presidential primary, he also said gay marriage should have been decided by the states, and said he would consider appointing judges to overrule the Supreme Court’s marriage decisions.

“I would strongly consider that, yes,” he said in a January Fox News interview.

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29 Comments

  1. Francis
    November 15, 05:52 Reply

    Let the pastors and homophobes start convulsing. ???????

    • Pink Panther
      November 15, 06:21 Reply

      To think that after god finished ordaining him for Nigerians, he now coman start misbehaving. Is this what God told him to go there and do?

      • Francis
        November 15, 06:33 Reply

        ?????? I can’t wait for the insults to start. Dem go say that white House visit was cursed.

  2. eli
    November 15, 06:35 Reply

    I pray he continues to surprise us as most expect him to be a train wreck.
    the hypocrisy of our African leaders and religious folks concerning trump is just staggering??

  3. Bloom
    November 15, 06:48 Reply

    I’m beginning to like this Trump. What a plot twist!

  4. Chizzie
    November 15, 07:04 Reply

    Trump is first and foremost a business man , who knows how to play his cards right to get what he wants. Which is precisely what he is doing and is a trait worth emulating.

    The reason why most of you never make it in life, cause you are too busy trying to be complacent, kumbaya-ing and worried abt what ppl will say. Forgetting that most times it’s good to be cut throat , a bitch and step on a few toes to get to the top, then you can kumbaya.

    You can either decide to Hilary Clinton your way through life, or Donald Trump it. As we can see the latter always pays off

    Ultimately be wise as serpents, as they say.

    • Pink Panther
      November 15, 08:42 Reply

      There’s a difference between being cutthroat when appropriate and being a nasty bitch every other time.

      • Chizzie
        November 15, 10:32 Reply

        Here we go, the kumbaya brigade always looking for appropriateness. Is there ever an appropriate time to be cutthroat? If anything Donald was far from appropriate during his campaign .

        Rather be nasty 24/7, than a full time kumbaya chorister who lives in lala land

        • Pink Panther
          November 15, 11:34 Reply

          My dear Chizzie, if you like, sneer at this regime of appropriate behaviour (in other words kumbaya) all you like, it’s no skin off my nose.
          And it is here to stay.
          Plus I think you have your realities mixed. This is Kito Diaries, a virtual reality. Not a full definition of what kinds of lives we actually live. People can be bitches all they want to the people around them. After all, We all have a propensity for being nasty in our individual lives, but around here, kumbaya rules.
          Deal with it. The more you nag about it, the more you sound like a broken record.

          • Chizzie
            November 15, 12:07 Reply

            If you really want ads for this blog, you better flush that kumbaya rules bull down the drain, Hillary.

            • Pink Panther
              November 16, 03:55 Reply

              They’ll remain and everything else will follow. It’s called doing your thing on your own terms.

    • BIBI G
      November 15, 08:45 Reply

      Exactly TRUMP is a mean bitch

  5. Delle
    November 15, 09:00 Reply

    Hope: My newly attached companion.

    God please! ?

  6. Canis VY Majoris
    November 15, 09:32 Reply

    President Trump will surprise the world. That’s a fact.

    Say what you may, but he’s an inspiration.

    • Pink Panther
      November 15, 09:36 Reply

      Really? He has already become an inspiration? Lol. Smh. Nigerians sha

      • Francis
        November 15, 10:14 Reply

        Inspiration to be sneaky and steadfast in your hustles. lol

  7. Gaya
    November 15, 10:14 Reply

    I just tire… this overnight Inspiration. Lolz

  8. IBK
    November 15, 10:39 Reply

    I’m not holding my breath. This man seems very unstable.

  9. Tiercel de Claron
    November 15, 11:09 Reply

    Trump never had anything against gays and gay marriage, he’s an East Coast Republican. And a recent one at that.
    All you guys heard was campaign bombast,not policy.

    I still think Hillary would have made a better president tho

  10. Chuck
    November 15, 11:15 Reply

    No one knows what Trump thinks, the campaign revealed an insecure man who’s frightened of humiliation and eager to throw others under the bus .

    Whatever his social beliefs, he is temperamentally and intellectually unfit to be POTUS. This isn’t about getting what you want or being cutthroat, it’s about the values needed to be a public servant.

    It’s sad that Trump has normalized all sorts of extremism.

    So you really think Trump will protect same sex marriage if the Republicans in Congress pass a law against it? He’ll trade it for a shiny table.

    • Tiercel de Claron
      November 15, 12:52 Reply

      ‘Whatever his social beliefs, he is temperamentally and intellectually unfit to be POTUS. This isn’t about getting what you want or being cutthroat, it’s about the values needed to be a public servant.
      It’s sad that Trump has normalized all sorts of extremism.’

      On these we agree.Again.
      However temperamentally unstable he is though,there come a time when he allows pragmatism win.
      Obama mentioned this at his press conference yesterday, one advice among many he gave Trump when he came calling.

      • Tiercel de Claron
        November 15, 12:57 Reply

        Oh,the only law the Republican Congress can pass against gay marriage now is a Constitutional amendment tweaking the 14th Amendment, and I tell you,it will be easier for the Mack truck passing through the eye of the needle than 3/5 States ratifying any such amendment

  11. Mitch
    November 15, 15:49 Reply

    I most definitely am not holding my breath. This man is a fucking lunatic!

  12. Haiku
    November 15, 19:18 Reply

    *Victory dance* Where are those annoying neighbours. Ehen!

  13. Tobby
    November 15, 19:33 Reply

    I still think Trump is a total dimwit, but this is just hilarious.

    Sorry oo, Nigerians. Sodom and Gomorrah continues

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