Trump could reverse same-sex marriage, says plaintiff who helped legalise it
Jim Obergefell, whose case led to legalised gay marriage in the US, told CNN’s ‘New Day’ that he’s worried the court will now reconsider the law.
“I don’t think the word ‘devastated’ is too strong of a word upon hearing this news. I’m actually feeling somewhat despondent about what this means for the LGBTQ community and marriage for millions of Americans,” Obergefell said.
After the 2016 election President Donald Trump said cases like Obergefell’s were already closed by the Supreme Court, and he didn’t intend to change that.
But that didn’t put Obergefell at ease, who said: “I’m not sure I believe anything that comes out of the president’s mouth, because he says one thing one day and says the exact opposite the next day.”
“I have to believe there are people behind pushing him that will force this issue and bring this back up for a vote or a hearing, and that really concerns me,” he added.
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