US presidential candidate Donald Trump has pledged to ‘move forward’ LGBTI rights, despite saying he would ‘strongly consider’ reversing gay marriage last month.
The Republican frontrunner was interviewed by New England Cable News reporter Sue O’Connell, who is a lesbian, after a rally in New Hampshire on Thursday (4 February).
‘We’ve had some great progress for the gay and lesbian community, through politics, through all sorts of judicial actions and elected actions over the past 20 years,’ she said.
‘When President Trump is in office, can we look for more forward motion on equality for gays and lesbians?’
‘Well, you can,’ he replied.
‘We’re going to bring people together,’ the billionaire continued.
‘That’s your thing and other people have their thing. We have to bring all people together. And if we don’t, we’re not gonna have a country anymore. It’s gonna be a total mess.’
But just last month, Trump said he would ‘strongly consider’ appointing Supreme Justices who would overturn the court’s June ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide.
Once again the Bush appointed Supreme Court Justice John Roberts has let us down. Jeb pushed him hard! Remember!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 26, 2015
However, the businessman has also said workers should not be fired simply for being gay.