Sunday, January 31, 2016

Trump: I Will Reverse Nationwide Same-Sex Marriage If I Become President

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was interviewed this morning by Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday" and asked about same-sex marriage. Trump told Wallace that he plans to work to reverse the Obergefell ruling, which legalized same-sex marriage nationwide:
Wallace: You say that now that the Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex marriage is the law of the land and that any politician that talks about wanting to amend the constitution is just playing politics. Are you saying that it's time to move on?
Trump: No, I'm saying this. It has been ruled upon. It has been there. If I’m elected I would be very strong in putting certain judges on the bench that I think maybe could change things, but they have a long way to go. I mean, at some point we have to get back down to business. 

But there's no question and most people feel this way. They have ruled on it. I wish this had been done by the states. I don't like the way they ruled. I disagree with the Supreme Court from the standpoint they should have been a states' rights issue and that's the way it should have ruled on, Chris. Not the way they did it. This was a very surprising ruling. And I can see changes coming down the line, frankly. But I would've much preferred that they ruled at a state level and allowed the states to make those rulings themselves.

Wallace: But just to button this up very quickly, sir. Are you saying if you become president, you might try to appoint justices to overrule this decision on same-sex marriage?

Trump: I would strongly consider that. Yes.
In other words, Donald Trump wants to return this country to a time when gay families were at risk for harm -- both emotionally, politically, and economically -- every time we crossed borders from marriage equality states to marriage inequality states. He wants a lopsided set of rules when it comes to gay families.

You can watch the whole segment here.

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