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Donald Trump Says Marriage Equality A Dead Issue

Donald Trump Says Marriage Equality A Dead Issue


Is the populous presidential hopeful emerging as a voice of reason in the GOP?

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Despite a controversial showing at the first Republican presidential debate, which aired on Fox News earlier this month, Donald Trump's campaign shows no sign of slowing down. Over the years, the real estate mogul has vascillated widely on social and political issues, at various times being a registered Democrat, Republican, and Independent, and previously espousing a pro-choice stance on abortion. Recently, he said that he believes in traditional marriage (depsite currently being in his third), and that he doesn't think gay people should be able to be fired for their sexuality.

In the most recent issue of Hollywood Reporter, Trump dished all, discussing Hollywood, same-sex marriage, and even Caitlyn Jenner. Below is just some of what he had to say:

Any actress you love?

Julia Roberts is terrific, and many others. Meryl Streep is excellent; she's a fine person, too. The problem is I'll name three or four or five and then the hundred that I know will be insulted, and I don't mean to insult them.

You say you would have liked the states, rather than the Supreme Court, to decide on gay marriage. Have you been to a gay wedding?

Yes, I have. [Broadway theater owner] Jordan Roth. You know Jordan, right? Great guy.

So is this a dead issue for the GOP at this point?

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.

And now we have Caitlyn Jenner and transgender politics; things have moved fast.

How did that show do? Somebody said it was going badly.

I Am Cait started out strong on E!, fell sharply the second week and fell again in the third.

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.

Eventually, HBO will do a movie about this election. Who should play you?

Somebody really, really handsome. That's the only thing that matters. I don't care if he can act well. He's got to be really, really good-looking. OK?

Read the full interview on Hollywood Reporter.

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