Republican presidential candidate Ben
Carson compared allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry to
requiring that car seats accommodate conjoined twins and anatomically
Carson made the analogy in his latest
book, titled A
More Perfect Union.
“Laws and regulations should be
designed to address normal situations while providing special
mechanisms for the creation of exceptions in abnormal situations.
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,” Carson wrote.
“The more sensible thing would be to
require car seats to accommodate typical children and design special
car seats for atypical children as needed. 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.”
Earlier this year, Carson vowed to no
longer discuss LGBT rights after being widely criticized for claiming
that being gay is a choice because prison can make a person gay.
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