Gay Rights Activist Plans To Boycott Donald Trump: ‘Unconscionable That He Could Exist In NYC’
New York gay activist Allen Roskoff, who co-authored the nation’s first gay rights bill in the 1970s, says recent comments by Donald Trump to the Des Moines Register about gay marriage have left Roskoff pondering a boycott of Trump’s businesses.
“He’s crossed the Rubicon,” Roskoff tells the New York Daily News. “It’s unconscionable that he could exist in New York City.”
In an interview with the Register, Trump was asked whether he supports “allowing same-sex couples to marry:”
Trump said “no,” but didn’t stop there. When Beaumont asked whether gay couples should have access to “the same benefits as married couples,” the mogul initially replied that his attitude on the issue was not yet “fully formed.”
After thinking about it for a moment, however, Trump said: “As of this moment, I would say no and no” to gay marriage and civil benefits.
For Roskoff, the answer shows “he’s an extreme bigot,” and deserves a boycott, which would target advertisers on Trump’s NBC show Celebrity Apprentice as well as Trump-branded casinos and apartment buildings in New York.
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