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Donald Trump apparently wants same-sex marriage overturned

Tells Fox News anchor Chris Wallace he would consider appointing justices to "change things."

Trump (Credit: Gage Skidmore, via Wikimedia Commons).

Trump (Credit: Gage Skidmore, via Wikimedia Commons).

–Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump to Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday. He went on to disparage June’s landmark Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.

“I don’t like the way they ruled. I disagree with the Supreme Court from the standpoint that it should be a states’ rights issue and that’s the way it should have been ruled on, not the way they did it. This was a very surprising ruling. And I can see changes coming down the line, frankly. But I would have much preferred that they ruled at a state level and allowed the states to make those rulings themselves.”

Wallace followed up by asking Trump point-blank if he would appoint justices to overrule the landmark decision on same-sex marriage, to which the candidate replied, “I would strongly consider that, yes.”

This should come as no surprise as the candidate curries favor among evangelicals. A new poll shows 52% of white evangelicals believe Trump would be a “good” or “great” president. On Tuesday, Liberty University president Jerry Fallwell, Jr. endorsed Trump for president.

Watch the exchange between Wallace and Trump below:

https://youtu.be/jNh0NYgAjCg?t=8m20s

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