President-elect Trump is ‘fine’ with legalization of same-sex marriage

President-elect Donald Trump speaks during his meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President-elect Donald Trump speaks during his meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON (WCMH) — President-elect Donald Trump says he is “fine with” same sex marriage.

Mr. Trump made the comments during an interview on CBS’ “60 Minutes.” When asked about his stance on same sex marriage, the president-elect called the issue “irrelevant.”

“It’s law,” he said. “These cases have gone to the Supreme Court. They’ve been settled. And I’m—I’m fine with that.”

Some are viewing his stance as a change from what he said on the campaign trail when he suggested he would nominate a Supreme Court judge to overall the high court’s marriage decisions.

When asked about his stance on abortion rights and if he would appoint a Supreme Court justice who would try to overturn Roe v. Wade, which has been precedent for 43 years, Mr. Trump said his appointment will be “pro-life.”

“If it ever were overturned, it would go back to the states,” said Mr. Trump, adding that some women will “perhaps have to go—they’ll have to go to another state” if they wanted to get an abortion.

The conversation then turned to the reports of some of his supporters harassing minorities across the country. The president-elect was direct with his answer.

“I am so saddened to hear that,” he said. “And I say, ‘Stop it.’ If it — if it helps, I will say this, and I will say right to the cameras: ‘Stop it.'”

Mr. Trump also also asked if he really would build a wall along the US-Mexico border. He initially said yes. But then he was asked if he would go along with a plan by the Republican congress to build a fence instead.

“For certain areas I would,” Mr. Trump replied. “But for certain areas, a wall is more appropriate. I’m very good at this. It’s called construction. There could be some fencing.”

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