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GOP 2016 Presidential Candidate Ben Carson Compares Gay Marriage To Car Seats

By | 2015-10-15T09:00:00-04:00 October 15th, 2015|National, News|

BY BTL STAFF

Presidential hopeful, author and retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson has a history of making offensive statements about the LGBT community and other minority groups. His opposition to same-sex marriage is well known but many believe that the Republican candidate’s recent remarks are out of this world.
Carson, in his new book titled “A More Perfect Union,” talks about the issues of altering laws to allow same-sex couples to marry.
“Laws and regulations should be designed to address normal situations while providing special mechanisms for the creation of exceptions in abnormal situations,” Carson writes, according to PinkNews. “Changing the law governing the normal situation in order to accommodate the abnormal situation is like requiring that car seats be designed to accommodate conjoined twins as well as anatomically normal children.
“The more sensible thing would be to require car seats to accommodate typical children and design special car seats for atypical children as needed,” he continues. “This principle can be applied to a host of situations in our nation. For example, most people are heterosexual, and changing the definition of marriage to suit those outside that definition is unnecessarily complicated.”
Democratic National Committee spokesperson, TJ Helmstetter, responded with a direct comment on both Carson and the Republican party for their views on marriage equality.
“We’ve heard it all before from the Republican field, and now we’re reading it in Ben Carson’s book,” Helmstetter said. “Carson, Trump, Bush, Fiorina, Rubio and the others — it’s no coincidence that they agree on so much. They would shut down the government to defund Planned Parenthood, and they’d all take our country backwards.”

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