President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday
said that he is “fine” with last year's Supreme Court finding
that gay and lesbian couples have a constitutional right to marry.
In his first interview since winning
the White House, Trump was asked by 60 Minutes' Lesley Stahl
whether he supports marriage equality.
“It's irrelevant, because it was
already settled,” Trump answered. “It's law. It was settled in
the Supreme Court. I mean it's done.”
“So, even if you appoint a judge that
…,” Stahl started.
“It's done,” Trump interrupted.
“These cases have gone to the Supreme Court. They've been settled.
And I'm fine with that.”
In reference to protests against
Trump's election, Stahl asked about the fears LGBT feel toward his
administration. Trump noted that he vowed to protect LGBT people
from foreign threats when he accepted the Republican nomination in
“Everybody said, 'That was so
great,'” Trump said. “I have been … a supporter.”