An Associated Press story, excerpted and linked after the jump, says that Trump’s election victory “resets” the culture wars. It quotes LGBT and pro-abortion activists lamenting that their causes have experienced a setback.
First of all, Trump supports gay rights. He “is fine” with gay marriage, something he reiterated after his election. And the sexual revolution certainly has nothing to fear from someone with his record.
But he is committed to appointing pro-life judges, something else he reiterated after his election. And, based on earlier statements, he is likely to be more friendly to religious liberty issues, such as allowing conscience exemptions.
So cultural conservatives are likely to get something, though not everything, from a Trump presidency. But the same can be said of cultural liberals.