Donald Trump On Gay Marriage: 'It's Not My Thing'

Donald Trump Goes On Record With Gay Marriage Stance

Donald Trump has finally set the record straight -- he does not support same-sex marriage.


The Republican businessman, who flirted with the idea of running for the GOP presidential candidate nomination last year, called into Howard Stern's Sirius XM show on Wednesday and revealed that marriage equality is not The Donald's thing.

"Donald, go on the record," says Stern. "You're for gay marriage."

"Well, I'm not," responds Trump, surprising both Stern and his co-host Robin Quivers. He continues, "It's never been an argument that's been discussed with me very much. People know that it's not my thing one way or the other."

Trump's position on marriage equality hasn't necessarily been a secret, but the 66-year-old millionaire hasn't advocated on behalf of one side or the other, either.

In March 2011, he told Bill O'Reilly, “I just don’t feel good about it. I don’t feel right about it. And I take a lot of heat because I come from New York,” according to Queerty.

Two months later, in a New York Times profile written by Michael Barbaro, he attempted to liken same-sex marriage to golfers "switching to these really long putters." He brushed off the conversation telling Barbaro he has "fabulous" gay friends but is a "traditionalist."

Still, "Star Trek" legend George Takei hinted that Trump may secretly support gay unions. The two sat down for lunch in December and Takei revealed, "It was a lively and engaging hour-long conversation that touched upon his personal position on marriage equality. He confided that he recently attended a same-sex wedding and that he'd found it 'beautiful.'"

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story misidentified Howard Stern's co-host. This has been corrected.

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