Ben Carson Says Gays Deserve Equal Rights But They ‘Do Not Deserve Extra Rights To Redefine Marriage’

Ben Carson seems to have a good head on his shoulders when it comes to LGBT rights and and defining the meaning of particular laws. He most recently sat down before the Senate committee and argued something that is being shared around the nation. People seem to have his back on the matter, too. Check it out:

VIA| The government should not include LGBT citizens in all of the anti-discrimination laws that protect African-Americans and other minorities, Ben Carson suggested Thursday.

The Hill reported that the retired pediatric brain surgeon, who is black, argued that gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people are not entitled to “extra rights.” He made the comment during testimony before a Senate committee that is considering his nomination to become the next Housing and Urban Development Department secretary.

Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio asked Carson whether, as chief of the nation’s public housing, he would abide by laws that ensure housing rights for the LGBT community. The nominee replied: “Of course, I would enforce all the laws of the land. Of course, I think all Americans should be protected by the law. What I have said before is I don’t think anyone should get extra rights.”

The Hill pointed out that Carson made a similar remark in 2014, when he told a CPAC audience: “Of course gay people should have the same rights as everyone else, but they don’t get extra rights. They don’t get to redefine marriage.”


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