A bankrupt man touted to be in the running for the next President of the United States of America has made one of the strangest statements against gay marriage we’ve heard so far.
Asked about equal marriage rights by the New York Times, Donald Trump, 64, compared the issue to the seemingly complicated problem of choosing golf clubs:
“It’s like in golf,” he said. “A lot of people—I don’t want this to sound trivial—but a lot of people are switching to these really long putters, very unattractive,” said Mr. Trump, a Republican. “It’s weird. You see these great players with these really long putters, because they can’t sink three-footers anymore. And, I hate it. I am a traditionalist. I have so many fabulous friends who happen to be gay, but I am a traditionalist.”
Say what? Trump’s previous negative statements against marriage equality, and even Civil Union-style schemes, have angered gay media watchdog the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), who urged LGBTI Americans to boycott his businesses.
“Fair-minded people should think twice about supporting a businessman who courts our dollars but advocates denying gay and lesbian couples protections that all families need to take care of each other,” said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios last week.