GOP President-Elect Donald Trump Says Same-Sex Marriage Is 'Settled' Law

Trump said he’s "fine" with same-sex marriage as the law of the land.

The comments — in Trump’s first television interview since winning the presidency — sharply contrast with his party’s orthodoxy, his running mate’s longtime position and comments he made during the Republican primaries.

“It’s law,” he said in an interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday. “It was settled in the Supreme Court. I mean, it’s done.”

“These cases have gone to the Supreme Court. They’ve been settled. And I’m — I’m fine with that,” he added.

When asked if he will appoint a Supreme Court justice who wants to overturn Roe v. Wade, Trump said his judges will be “pro-life” and suggested that the decision could be overturned.

“If it ever were overturned, it would go back to the states,” Trump said.

He added that women seeking abortions would have to go “go to another state” for the procedure.

His comments about same-sex marriage break with the longtime position of Vice President–elect Mike Pence, who signed a “religious freedom” bill into law in 2015 but walked back some of its language after facing backlash from across the country.

“I would strongly consider that, yes,” he said in a January Fox News interview.

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