Trump okay with same-sex marriage but wants pro-life abortion laws
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to appoint a pro-life Supreme Court justice—making abortion a state's rights issue—but says he is “fine” with same-sex marriage.
During his first TV interview since his victory on November 8, with CBS 60 Minutes host Lesley Stahl, Trump said he predicted that Roe v Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that made abortion legal in the U.S., would be overturned.
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If that proved the case, it would mean women would not be able to terminate their pregnancies in certain states.
President-elect Donald Trump, Washington, November 10. Trump has said he is “fine” with same-sex marriage but envisages new pro-life abortion laws. ZACH GIBSON/GETTY
“Here's what's going to happen,” he said. “I'm going to—I'm pro-life. The judges will be pro-life.
“Having to do with abortion—if it ever were overturned, it would go back to the states. So it would go back to the states.”
Pushed on his same-sex marriage stance, Trump said it was “irrelevant.”
“It’s done. It—you have—these cases have gone to the Supreme Court. They’ve been settled. And I’m—I’m fine with that,” he said.