It is quite likely a new Supreme court after Donald Trump comes to power, will take a much tougher line on moral issues and bit by bit Americans will see changes to moral law, according to Sidney Cordle, the UK Christian Peoples Alliance.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — One of key results of Donald Trump being elected as the next US president may be the US Supreme Court taking a stricter stance on moral issues, including abortion and same-sex marriage, the UK Christian Peoples Alliance told Sputnik on Wednesday.
Earlier in the day, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump won the US presidency despite most of the analysts and opinion polls predicting his defeat to Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton.
"One of the key results of this election will be who are the judges in the American Supreme court. It is that court which allowed abortion on demand and brought in same sex marriage. It is quite likely a new Supreme court will take a much tougher line on moral issues and bit by bit we will see changes to moral law," Sidney Cordle, the party’s leader, said.
Trump has repeatedly argued against the Supreme Court's 2015 decision granting a nationwide right to same-sex marriage and stated that abortion should be illegal except in cases of rape, incest, or when a pregnant woman’s life is endangered.
The US Supreme Court, which usually consists of nine judges, currently has one vacant place following the death of Antonin Scalia. Trump has already released a shortlist of 11 names of possible judges, all with solidly conservative views.