President-elect Donald Trump told CBS’ “60 Minutes” this past week that he believes the issue of same-sex “marriage” has been “settled” by the U.S. Supreme Court and that he is “fine with that.”
The interview, which aired Sunday night, included a variety of topics, such as immigration, abortion and the protests following the election.
“One of the groups that’s expressing fear are (sic) the LGBTQ group,” interviewer Leslie Stahl stated, referring to concerns from homosexual groups that Trump might null and void their nuptials.
“And yet I mentioned them at the Republican National Convention,” Trump interjected.
“You did,” Stahl agreed.
“Everybody said, ‘That was so great.’ I have been, you know, I’ve been a supporter,” Trump said.
Stahl then asked Trump about his personal views on same-sex “marriage,” but he declined to divulge.
“I guess the issue for them is marriage equality. Do you support marriage equality?” she inquired.
“It’s irrelevant because it was already settled,” Trump replied. “It’s law. It was settled in the Supreme Court. I mean it’s done.”
“So even if you appoint a judge that—,” Stahl interjected, alluding to the possibility of overturning Obergefell.
“It’s done,” Trump stated. “These cases have gone to the Supreme Court. They’ve been settled. And I’m fine with that.” Read full report