Appearing at an event in Australia, Jim
Obergefell remarked on President-elect Donald Trump's recent comments
that he's “fine” with the Supreme Court's ruling on marriage
In his first interview since winning
the White House, Trump told 60 Minutes' Leslie Stahl that the
issue was “settled in the Supreme Court,” though he refused to
reveal his personal opinion.
“fine” with Supreme Court gay marriage ruling.)
Obergefell is the lead plaintiff in the
Supreme Court case that struck down state bans that excluded gay and
lesbian couples from marriage.
“I don't trust anything Trump says,”
told news.com.au. “His vice president, Mike Pence, is one of
the most anti-LGBTI politicians in the country and just the fact he
says 'it's settled' does not make me feel comfortable.”
“And,” he added, “Donald Trump
says things all the time that are the exact opposite of five minutes
Obergefell made his comments during an
Australians 4 Equality event held at Twitter's offices in Sydney,
where he shared the stage with Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe.
Thorpe “struggled” to come out gay.)