The Donald Isn’t a Fan of Marriage Equality

The presidential hopeful - and reality TV star - says he likes the gays, but not same-sex marriage

“You’re fired” is his famous catchphrase of late. But Donald Trump – who bloomed as a real estate mogul in the 80s and more recently as a reality TV star on his hit show The Apprentice – is weighing his chances as a presidential candidate for 2012 on the republican ticket. But this isn’t necessarily great news for the gays. During an interview on Fox News this week, Trump admitted to Greta Van Susteren that while he appreciates gay culture in his home state of New York, he is not in favor of marriage equality.

“New York is a place with lots of gays,” said Trump, who is also pro-life, “and I think it is great. But I’m not in favor of gay marriage.”

Folks might recall when Trump defended Miss USA contestant Carrie Prejean when she said she opposed gay marriage two years ago. He also recently spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) along with former Sen. Rick Santorum and conservative columnist Ann Coulter (as GPhilly reported yesterday).

He praised the convention, where several groups refused to attended because GOProud, a conservative gay group, was invited.

About CPAC, he said: “They are really my people. They love the country. They have great respect for this country, and they see what is happening and they hate what is happening.”

Trump, 65, is currently enjoying his third marriage to Melania Knauss-Trump, a 40-year-old model.