Donald Trump expressed his belief that gay couples should not be allowed to legally marry. The mogul has previously claimed that he is considering a bid for the US presidency in as a member of the Republican party. After indicating to the Des Moines Register that he will compete in next year's Iowa caucus should he decide to seek office, Trump was questioned on his stance concerning same sex marriages. Trump also admitted that he hasn't developed a "fully formed" opinion on extending medical and civil benefits to gay couples, but he added: "As of this moment, I would say no and no. The TV personality has suggested that he will announce his final decision on whether to launch a presidential bid in the coming months.
I'm Queer And I'm Against Same-Sex Marriage
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Peter Robinson does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. This is what a year-old black gay activist in Los Angeles told me of his views on same-sex marriage. We know that generally older Australians are less supportive of same-sex marriage. In , I interviewed a small international sample of men as part of my research on sexuality and ageing. Most of the men over 50 were dubious, if not opposed, to gay marriage, while most of those under 30 were supportive. While these results may not apply directly to Australia in , they are indicative of a generational divide between young and old gay men.
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The United States Supreme Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of states banning same-sex marriage any day now, and the landmark decision will undoubtedly trigger widespread celebration and everyone on Facebook changing their profile pic to some symbol of "equality. OK, maybe "against" is a strong word, but saying it that way serves as a fiery conversation starter. Of course, I'm supportive of every marginalized person living in the United States having the exact same rights and privileges as a straight, white, able-bodied cisgender male — the paragon of rights and privilege in our society. If a same-sex couple wants to contractually declare their relationship and file it on public record for the various benefits the US government bestows upon married couples, then they should be able to do so. My problem — and I'd wager to say the problem — is with how and why legalizing same-sex marriage has been arbitrarily thrust forward as the cornerstone of the "LGBT rights movement," when there are so many other needs, namely protections regarding the right to basic human safety, that still evade the queer community.
The ones we do see can often be hush hush on their beliefs because religion can clearly be controversial. On the other hand, there are some celebrities out there who share their beliefs loud and proud. Homophobia has been going on since, well, forever.