Sunday, January 31, 2016

Trump Attacks Supreme Court Marriage Equality Ruling

Proving that he is just as much of a self-prostituting whore as the other occupants of the GOP presidential candidate clown car, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stated today that if he becomes president, he would “strongly consider” appointing Supreme Court judges who would overturn the court’s Obergefell decision to legalize same-sex marriage.  Like all of the others, Trump is willing to sell his soul to win the votes of hate filled Christofascists who want nothing less than an extreme version of Christianity made America's established religion.   Trump's willingness to subvert freedom of religion for all Americans, not just Christofascists, confirms his unfitness for the office of president (not that there aren't a host of other reasons he is unfit).  Think Progress looks at Trump's anti-gay statements.  Here are excerpts:

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Sunday that, if he becomes president, he would “strongly consider” appointing Supreme Court judges who would overturn the court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage.

“It has been ruled upon,” Trump said on Fox News Sunday. “If I’m elected I would be very strong in putting certain judges on the bench that maybe could change things.”

When asked by host Chris Wallace whether that meant trying to appoint justices to overturn the ruling, Trump said he would “strongly consider that, yes.”

Trump has consistently opposed marriage equality, according to the Human Rights Campaign. He said last year that he was “for traditional marriage.” However, he also said after the Supreme Court’s June ruling on the issue that he wouldn’t support a constitutional amendment allowing states to ban same-sex marriages. After Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licences in her state, Trump said that, though he didn’t think she should have been put in jail, the Supreme Court’s ruling was the “law of the land.”

“You have to go with it. The decision’s been made, and that is the law of the land,” he said in September.

Trump’s comments on Fox News Sunday come as he leads in the polls in Iowa. He’s trailed by Ted Cruz, who, for his part, promised this weekend to create the most conservative Supreme Court in history if elected president.
What an asshole!!

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