A LGBT activist has called for a boycott of Celebrity Apprentice after property tycoon Donald Trump, who is considering running for US president in 2012, said that he does not support granting gay partners couples benefits.
Trump had previously expressed his rejection of same-sex marriage, but in a new article in the Des Moines Register last week, he added that he also did not believe that same-sex couples should be entitled to benefits granted to married couples.
New York activist Allen Roskoff, described Trump’s position as “unconscionable,” and urged LGBT people to boycott the businessman’s television reality show.
“Not only should gays be furious, we should be boycotting the products of the advertisers on his TV show, and certainly boycotting his casinos and hotels and apartment buildings,” Roskoff told the Daily News.
“[Trump’s] game plan is to appeal to the extreme right. How he does business in New York, how he’s tolerated is beyond me. I think things are going to change for him,” he said.
Trump is expected to announce if he will run for president in June. His daughter Ivanka has previously expressed her support for same-sex marriage rights.