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Donald Trump Doesn't Support Partner Rights For Same-Sex Couples

6a00d8341c730253ef014e5f21a3d9970c Donald Trump told Greta van Susteren on her talk show last month that though he loves the fact that there are lots of gays and lesbians in New York City, he doesn't love them enough to allow them to get married (or divorced like he's been three times). Recently, the billionaire has been setting his sights on Iowa in what looks to be a long shot bid for the presidency in 2012.

In an article in the Des Moines Register, Trump not only reiterates his feelings opposition on marriage equality but expanded on those thoughts saying that gays and lesbians should not be allowed to have partner benefits.

"Asked whether he supports allowing same-sex couples to marry, Trump said no. Iowa conservatives have overwhelmingly opposed the 2009 Iowa Supreme Court decision overturning the state’s ban on gay marriage."

“They should not be able to marry,” he said. But asked whether gay couples should be able access the same benefits as married couples, he said his “attitude on it has not been fully formed. Given a second to think, Trump said on marriage and civil benefits, “As of this moment, I would say no and no.”

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  1. I wonder what the millions of gays in Asia and Latin America who supports Donald Trump's annual Miss Universe Pageant. The Miss Universe Pageant is the Asian gays and Latin American gays answer to superbowl. When Miss Universe is on, time stood till in Gay Asia and Gay Latin America.

    Posted by: Joachim | Mar 6, 2011 11:00:39 AM

  2. I wonder what the millions of gays in Asia and Latin America who supports Donald Trump's annual Miss Universe Pageant think...

    Posted by: Joachim | Mar 6, 2011 11:02:13 AM

  3. No wonder he's the GOProud darling!

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Mar 6, 2011 11:03:04 AM

  4. I suppose those anemic sales @ Trump Towers are going to get just a little worse.

    Dumb cracker.

    "You are the Master of your unspoken words, when they are spoken they are the Master of you"

    Posted by: AllBeefPatty | Mar 6, 2011 11:23:10 AM

  5. No to gay marriage says the man on his THIRD trophy wife

    Posted by: qjersey | Mar 6, 2011 11:25:48 AM

  6. Donald and sarah are the 2 best things the GOP has...what a joke

    Posted by: chris | Mar 6, 2011 11:37:12 AM

  7. I always disliked Trump. He's nothing but a grandstanding blowhard. Now I like him even less...

    Posted by: Robert In WeHo | Mar 6, 2011 11:42:07 AM

  8. After giving it just a second to consider, just "no and no". This is the man who got his feelings hurt by Rosie O'Donnell and he stewed about it for months calling her an "animal" and "degenerate". So, is he then glad NYC is full of "degenerates"?

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Mar 6, 2011 11:50:00 AM

  9. did any of these 'journalists' think about asking him WHY? NO! Donald: you have just lost me not only as an advocate, but as a loyal viewer as well.

    Posted by: New jersey gurl | Mar 6, 2011 11:51:54 AM

  10. The man is a joke. What you are seeing is an amateurish, sad attempt to suck up to the extremist base of the GOP. I'm sure when this is all over he will change his tune, but who cares. As for the press asking "why," America has some of the worst journalists -- court stenographers really -- in the world.

    More interesting to me is hearing people actually say there should be discrimination out loud. This is getting more and more jarring to everyone's ears.

    PS Someone should tear his toupee off (and make him eat it).

    Posted by: Dan | Mar 6, 2011 11:59:23 AM

  11. Why is this news? The latest in "DUH Magazine" -- "Donald Trump is a jerkface".

    Why try to change his mind? Just stop him from having any power over our lives.

    Posted by: X | Mar 6, 2011 12:00:21 PM

  12. One more thing. If he every gets elected to public office, I hate to bring it up, but his multiple failed marriages DO NOT comfort me in his abilities to manage things. Sure he can make money (after bankruptcy, which isn't reassuring), but if he gets any political position in America I'm horrified he'll ruin the country just like he's ruined his relationships and his past financial life.

    Posted by: X | Mar 6, 2011 12:05:19 PM

  13. He's as serious a potential candidate for President as Howard Stern -- whom I actually love and know he's supportive of gay rights (he says so constantly). But he'll never be President.

    Trump will push his fugly mug out there just long enough to get press for his 'show' and properties, but the second he would have to show his financials, he'll bail and bail fast. He doesn't want the world to know how un-fabulously NOT wealthy he really is. Oh, don't get me wrong, the pinhead as money to be sure, but he's infamous for overstating his wealth. He's a huckster at best.

    Posted by: princely54 | Mar 6, 2011 12:07:29 PM

  14. Lol luckily, we tend to elect presidents who are politicians, not celebrities, as poor Sarah is learning right now.

    Well, there was old Mr. Reagan, I guess...

    Posted by: poison | Mar 6, 2011 12:19:22 PM

  15. What a maroon. What a turd.

    Posted by: david | Mar 6, 2011 12:30:54 PM

  16. Time for the gays to say no to Trump then.
    Too bad he made a wedge for himself on this.
    If he wants to stand on principle, ok.
    Just don't expect love from us in 2012 Trump.

    Posted by: Chris | Mar 6, 2011 12:42:19 PM

  17. Trump is a 3 dollar bill; a phony in almost every respect, including conservative and Republican. He would be an equally fake liberal or Democrat. He's a sociopath.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Mar 6, 2011 12:44:06 PM

  18. He's trying to appeal to the right wing base of the GOP, knowing he'd never get the Democratic nomination. Running as an Independent he'd have to spend his own money, which I'm sure is not a lot.

    When the right wingers look closely and see their TV star is a fraud, he'll be what he always has been, a joke the media builds up to sell ads.

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Mar 6, 2011 12:47:16 PM

  19. I am curious to know why he feels this way. He gives no explanation and none is asked. Shouldn't reporting actually try and reveal a bit more?

    It makes no sense that he should feel that way. He can't claim religion as an excuse for his attitude, living as he does.

    Posted by: Aethon | Mar 6, 2011 1:02:10 PM

  20. That hairy thing living on his head has obviously eaten his brain.

    Posted by: jaragon | Mar 6, 2011 1:03:32 PM

  21. google/ wiki all news anchors for all stations = not a 1 has a journalism degree

    Posted by: | Mar 6, 2011 1:04:47 PM

  22. @Aethon:

    Trump doesnt feel any way. This is just a lame strategy on his part so that he can try to win. The guy has no principles.

    Posted by: mike128 | Mar 6, 2011 1:06:57 PM

  23. Say what you will about Donald Trump, but, man he had some delicious steaks sold at Sharper Image. Oh, that's right, another one of his business failures. LOL.

    What was really bizarre about Donald Trump were his appearances on the very homophobic WWE. Now could you imagine Warren Buffett (who I know did a Geico ad), Bill Gates, the late Katherine Graham, Steve Jobs or any other mogul lowering themselves to such schtick? And here I thought I was a common whore. Thank you for listening.

    Posted by: AngelaChanning | Mar 6, 2011 1:13:25 PM

  24. Loathsome cretin, just ignore will be sure to drive him is the way with small men.

    Posted by: booka | Mar 6, 2011 1:15:50 PM

  25. Is it in some media contract to call him a billionaire when he ISN'T Steve? The guy hasn't been a billionaire since the 80's....

    Posted by: Rowan | Mar 6, 2011 1:20:59 PM

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