Trump Opposes Marriage Equality
BY Advocate.com Editors
February 15 2011 9:40 AM ET
Donald Trump said he does not support marriage equality, but he likes the fact that his native New York has “lots of gays.”
The real estate mogul spoke in an interview Monday with Fox News. Host Greta Van Susteren asked Trump about his views in light of his potential run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.
"New York is a place with lots of gays, and I think it is great. But I'm not in favor of gay marriage," he said, calling himself a “very conservative Republican.”
As Politico reports, “Trump entered into the gay marriage fray in 2009, when he defended Carrie Prejean's stated opposition to gay marriage. Trump, who owns the Miss USA pageant, defended Prejean for speaking out, comparing her views on gay marriage to President Barack Obama's.”
Trump spoke last week at the Conservative Political Action Conference, where he was championed by the Republican gay rights group GOProud.