Donald Trump could take America back to dark ages on gay marriage and abortion, says Peter Tatchell

Peter Tatchell believes same-sex marriage rights could be threatened if Trump gets the Supreme Court judges he wants

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell believes the Democrats "threw away the presidency" by putting up Hillary Clinton in the first place, and says Donald Trump could overturn gay marriage once he enters the White House.

Last night Trump won the presidential election with 48% of the vote in a hugely surprising result.

Tatchell told Julia Hartley-Brewer that “the Democrats effectively threw away the presidency when they chose Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders," as those who voted for Trump out of anger at the "Washington elite" would have voted for Sanders instead if he was running.

He also believes that “if Donald Trump manages to get his right-wing appointees on the Supreme Court, we could face the risk that reproductive rights could be overturned, as could same-sex marriage."

However he thinks if this happens there would be a "mighty backlash" with "huge public uproar" and "huge public protests."

Listen to the full interview to find out more