After the RNC fiasco, as if you need any more reasons to vote for Hillary Clinton. A recent interview with Pat Robertson’s TV network, Donald Trump told antigay conservatives they can be sure that he’s committed to overturning the Supreme Court’s landmark decision that struck down state bans on same-sex marriage nationwide.
The Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody asked the GOP nominee what he thought of the Log Cabin Republicans calling him,
“one of the best, if not the best, pro-gay Republican candidates to ever run for the presidency.”
When he was warned that Evangelicals want to believe in his stance on traditional marriage, Trump said,
“I think they can trust me on traditional marriage… and frankly, I was very much in favor of having the court rule that it goes to states, and let the states decide. And that was a shocking decision for you and for me and for a lot of other people, but I was very much in favor of letting the states decide and that’s the way it looked it was going and then all of a sudden out of nowhere came this very massive decision and they took it away. But I was always in favor of state’s rights; states deciding.”
Seems like he’s just as big a fan of traditional divorce. Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace asked Trump in January,
“You say now that the Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex marriage is the law of the land and that any politician who talks about wanting to amend the Constitution is just playing politics. Are you saying it’s time to move on?” “No, I’m saying this.“
“It has been ruled up. It has been there. If I’m a, you know, if I’m elected, I would be very strong on putting certain judges on the bench that I think maybe could change things.
But they’ve got a long way to go. I mean at some point, we have to get back down to business. But there’s no question about it. I mean most — and most people feel this way. “They have ruled on it. I wish that it was done by the state. I don’t like the way they ruled. I disagree with the Supreme Court from the standpoint they should have given the state — it should be a states’ rights issue. And that’s the way it should have been ruled on, Chris, not the way they did it.”
Wallace asked Trump further,
“Are you saying that if you become president, you might try to appoint justices to overrule the decision on same-sex marriage?
I would strongly consider that, yes.”
(via LGBTQ Nation)