Real estate mogul and television
personality Donald Trump has said that gay marriage “is not my
Appearing on Howard Stern's Sirius XM
radio show on Wednesday, Trump denied Stern's playful assertion that
he approves of marriage equality.
“Donald, go on the record,” Stern
said. “You're for gay marriage.”
“Well, I'm not,” Trump responded.
“It's never been an argument that's been discussed with me very
much. People know that it's not my thing one way or the other.”
During Trump's brief flirtation with a
run at the White House as a Republican, he said he was opposed to
marriage and civil unions for gay couples. Trump said he opposed
marriage equality because he doesn't “feel good about it.”
In response, actor George Takei, who
appeared on Trump's reality show Celebrity Apprentice and is
openly gay, said he believes Trump could come around.
Takei wrote about talking to Trump
about the issue in December.
“Friends,” Takei wrote on his
Facebook page, “I had lunch with Donald Trump today at the Trump
Tower Grill. It was a lively and engaging hour-long conversation
that touched upon his personal position on marriage equality. He
confided that he recently attended a same-sex wedding and that he'd
found it 'beautiful.'”
“I remarked that NY is now a
marriage-equality state, and that after that, marriage is better for
business! Minds are changing across America, and I am always ready
to speak to those ready to listen. I hope my chat with The Don might
have some effect on his stance on the subject,” he