In an extensive interview to CBS’s Leslie Stahl on “60 Minutes”, President-elect Donald Trump said that he was “fine” with the Supreme Court’s decision to legalise same-sex marriages in the country.
“It’s law. It was settled in the Supreme Court. I mean it’s done,” he said easing the anxiety of thousands of LGBTQ people in the country. However, when Stahl asked him about his views on the issue, Trump ducked the question saying that his views were “irrelevant”.
Trump also became the first GOP nominee in the history of America who mentioned the LGBTQ citizens in his acceptance speech.
“As your President, I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology, believe me,” ABC news reported Trump as saying.
Traditionally, the republican party has opposed same-sex marriages and condemned the Supreme Court decision declaring same-sex marriages as a constitutional right. Trump has already broken the orthodox norms of his party on issues like trade and infrastructure. However, he has conformed to the traditions on issues like gun-law and abortion.