Marriage equality might be at risk if Donald Trump is elected president.
“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,” the GOP candidate said on “Fox News Sunday.” Adding: “I disagree with the court in that it should have been a states’ rights issue… This was a very surprising ruling. I can see changes coming down the line.”
When pressed further about whether he would appoint judges to overrule the Supreme Court’s June decision that made same-sex marriage across the nation, Trump responded: “I would strongly consider that, yes.” Watch the full interview below:
While Ted Cruz might have tried to chastise him for his “New York values” of being “socially liberal or pro-abortion or pro-gay-marriage, focused around money and the media,” Trump has never publicly supported marriage equality, as the Advocate outlined last month.
Rather, the wannabe politician, who has been married multiple times, has said he is for “traditional marriage.”
“He was for traditional marriage, despite the fact that he’d been married three times,” George Takei said last year. “That is not traditional. I approve of his three-time marriage because you want to find the person that you love. But the important thing here is to understand that our democracy is a dynamic democracy, and our Constitution is a living document — it’s not carved in stone. Over the years, the whole arc of our democracy has been to adjust to the times, to expand equality to more and more people.”
Donald Trump is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist, birther and bully who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.