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Trump: Same-Sex Marriage Is a Dead Issue

Trump: Same-Sex Marriage Is a Dead Issue


In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Donald Trump weighed in on marriage equality and Caitlyn Jenner.

Presidential candidate and Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has weighed in on marriage equality and Caitlyn Jenner in a wide-ranging interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

Asked whether same-sex marriage was a "dead issue," Trump told the magazine, "Some people have hopes of passing amendments, but it's not going to happen. Congress can't pass simple things, let alone that. So anybody that's making that an issue is doing it for political reasons. The Supreme Court ruled on it."

Other presidential candidates in the crowded Republican field have called for a constitutional amendment to overturn the June Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in the United States. Former Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, Senator Ted Cruz, and former Senator Rick Santorum have all announced support for the proposed amendment.

Trump also mentioned that he attended Broadway theater owner Jordan Roth's marriage to his husband, Richie Jackson, in 2012.

When the topic turned to Caitlyn Jenner and her new reality show, however, Trump was not as kind including misgendering Jenner and using her former name.

"How did that show do?" he asked the interviewer. "Somebody said it was going badly. I'm not surprised at the ratings. I just think it wouldn't interest you. I knew him a little bit when Bruce was a great athlete. He was one of the best-looking people you'll ever see."

As The Advocate reported last week, Jenner may face misdemeanor involuntary manslaughter charges stemming from a fatal car crash she was involved in earlier this year. Jenner was part of a multiple car accident on the Pacific Coast Highway. Jenner was driving "at an unsafe speed" when she hit Kimberly Howe's vehicle after Howe rear-ended another driver. Jenner's impact pushed Howe's vehicle into oncoming traffic where she was hit by an SUV. Howe died at the scene of the accident.

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