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BY KEVIN FRANCK
The frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination today promised “forward motion” on gay and lesbian equality if he is elected.
In an interview with NECN’s Sue O’Connell just days before the crucial New Hampshire primary, Trump cast himself as a uniter on LGBT issues.
O’Connell, who is also Bay Windows’ Publisher, identified herself as a lesbian in a question that noted the progress the LGBT community has made in the last two decades and asked Trump if voters can expect him to continue that momentum if elected
“When President Trump is in office can we look for more forward motion on equality for gays and lesbians?” O’Connell asked him.
“Well, you can,” Trump answered. ” And look, again, we’re going to bring people together, and thats your thing and other people have their thing. We have to bring all people together and if we don’t we’re not going to have a country anymore.”
Though he now says he opposes marriage equality, Trump has demonstrated a lighter touch with LGBT issues. In a campaign that he admits is fueled by anger, Trump has taken aim at, women, muslims, people with disabilities, immigrants and prisoners of war who were captured, but not the LGBT community.
Trump has come under fire by his chief rival, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, for what Cruz calls his “New York Values.”
Originally published at Bay Windows