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Donald Trump Says Gay Marriage Decision is 'Settled,' but Abortion Law Must Go Back to States

President-elect Donald Trump said that the issue of gay marriage was "settled," while the abortion case Roe v. Wade could be overturned.

In CBS 60 Minutes interview with Lesley Stahl, Trump was asked by the host if he personally supported marriage equality to which he replied, "It's irrelevant because it was already settled. It's law. It was settled in the Supreme Court. I mean it's done."

Social conservatives have not taken Trump's statements on gay marriage lightly.

"We disagree that Obergefell [same-sex marriage] is 'settled law,' and any future Supreme Court should overturn this erroneous decision just as President-elect Trump concedes that a future Supreme Court may overturn Roe," said Joe Grabowski, spokesman for National Organization for Marriage.

Trump did not express the same views about abortion, saying that he will appoint Supreme Court justices who are pro-life.

"I'm pro-life," he said. "The judges will be pro-life."

He added that he was in favor of Roe v. Wade being overturned and the decision will go back to the states.

When the host said that that would mean some women will not be able to get an abortion, he replied "Well, they'll perhaps have to go, they'll have to go to another state."

He spoke about a range of issues from Obamacare, his business plans and building a wall to divisiveness in this country.

On Obamacare, Trump said that he was in favor of keeping some of the aspects of the healthcare system such as extension of plan to children living with their parents for an extended period. He said that it will cost, but they will try to keep it and come up with a new system which "will be a great healthcare with much less money."

He was asked about his business plans, and he answered: "I have built a great company. I have some of the great assets in the world, real estate assets. I don't care about it any more. This is so important what I am doing. And you know the people believe this."

When asked if he is going to build a wall, he said, "Yes." He added that it could have fences in certain areas, but for "certain areas wall is more appropriate."

About the issue of undocumented immigrants, he said: "What we are going to do is get the people who are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, a lot of these people, probably 2 million ... Could be 3 million ... We are getting them out of this country. They are here illegally."

"After the border is secured and after everything gets normalized, we are going to make determination on the people you are talking about, who are terrific people... But before we make that determination, actually it is very important that we secure our borders."

Stahl told him about the "fears" which some people have about his perceived treatment of the minorities, and the anti-Trump demonstrations in dozens of cities across America.

He replied, "I would tell them don't be afraid. We are going to bring our country back. But certainly don't be afraid. Here we have had an election, and you have to give some time."

Tags Donald Trump, Marriage equality laws, gay marriage, LGBT, Abortion, Obamacare, Immigration

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