Monday, March 07, 2011

Donald Trump opposes gay marriage, equal benefits, but talks up gay scene in NYC

I got a rather disturbing AOl email from the “News Desk” this morning saying that possible 2012 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, apparently appearing in Iowa where a state supreme court ruling on gay marriage has been challenged, said that he opposed gay marriage, or at least federal recognition of it, and on “second thought” opposed equal rights in civil unions.  The latter calls to mind the 2004 Washington Blade piece “Piddle Twiddle and Resolve” piece on why civil unions aren’t enough.

Trump did have one or more openly gay candidates on “The Apprentice” and was always civil about the issue.  He did make an odd remark about the discrimination that one of the candidates must have encountered.

Here’s a story on Politico, link. Note what he says about the gay scene in general, as positive. 

A more direct story is on Digital Spy, here

March 11:

At a "roast" of Donald Trump, Larry King made light of Anderson Cooper, saying, "let's see what SHE's up to", popeater story here

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