Ben Carson

Ben Carson’s Stance Against Gay Marriage

The popular conservative shared his thoughts about "tradition" and "political correctness" during his CPAC speech

by Huffington Post, March 10, 2014

Ben Carson

Ben Carson

Conservative Ben Carson let loose on gay marriage during his Saturday CPAC speech, reinforcing his belief in traditional practices. "As you know, I am not a fan of political correctness," Carson told onlookers, drawing cheers. "I still believe that marriage is between a man and a woman."

Carson went on to add that the political world is full of "ideologues" and the only people that can stop them are the American people. While he believes gay people are entitled to their rights, Carson drew the line at "extra rights" that alter the institution of marriage.

"Of course gay people should have the same rights as everyone else, but they don't get extra rights," Carson said. "They don't get to redefine marriage."

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