Republican presidential candidate
Donald Trump on Friday promised “forward motion” on gay rights if
Speaking with NECN's Sue O'Connell just
days before the New Hampshire primary, Trump promised to “bring
O'Connell, also the publisher of Bay
Windows, a New England-based LGBT publication, identified herself
as a lesbian.
“When President Trump is in office
can we look for more forward motion on equality for gays and
lesbians?” O'Connell asked.
“Well, you can,” Trump
responded. “And look, again, we're going to bring people
together, and that's your thing and other people have their thing.
We have to bring all people together and if we don't, [then] we're
not going to have a country anymore.”
While GOP rivals Ted Cruz and Marco
Rubio have been more outspoken in their opposition to marriage
equality, Trump has made his opposition clear.
During a recent interview with Fox
News Sunday's Chris Wallace that took place before the Iowa
caucuses, Trump touted the support he's received from Jerry Falwell,
Jr. and Robert Jeffress, two pastors vocally opposed to LGBT rights,
and said that he disagrees with the Supreme Court's June finding that
gay and lesbian couples have a constitutional right to marry, saying
that he would “strongly consider” appointing judges to overrule
Trump says he disagrees with Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling.)