President-Elect Donald Trump Says Gay Marriage Ruling Is ‘Settled’ Law
In an interview on Sunday night with CBS News’ 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl, President-Elect Donald Trump discussed gay marriage explicitly for the first time since being elected the 45th president of the United States.
Mr. Trump basically said that the Supreme Court’s 17-month-old ruling legalising gay marriage nationwide is over and done with.
Here’s the exchange on gay marriage:
LESLEY STAHL: Do you support marriage equality?
TRUMP: It – it’s irrelevant because it was already settled. It’s law. It was settled in the Supreme Court. I mean it’s done.
STAHL: So even if you appoint a judge that –
TRUMP: It’s done. It – you have – these cases have gone to the Supreme Court. They’ve been settled. And, I’m fine with that.
I have to agree with Mr. Trump. Obergefell will never be overturned. To do so would strip MILLIONS of people of their constitutional civil rights and be political suicide for the GOTP.
In >200 years, once civil rights are recognized and granted, they have NEVER EVER been rescinded. Obergefell was also based on Loving and the 14th’s equal protection clause + due process clauses as well. To overturn Obergefell would be to overturn Loving AND Lawrence. And THAT will NEVER happen.
Marriage has been considered a fundamental right since Maynard v. Hill, 125 U.S. 190, 205, 211 (1888) + 14 cases since then, including Loving v. Virginia and Lawrence v. Texas.