• This Is Why The Human Rights Campaign Is Accusing Carson Of Being A Segregationist

    GOP presidential candidate suggested Thursday that a third bathroom should be created in public buildings for transgender people.

    “How about we have a transgender bathroom?” Carson suggested during an interview with Fusion.

    “It’s not fair for them to make everybody else uncomfortable,” he added. “It’s one of the things that I don’t particularly like about the [LGBT] movement. I think everybody has equal rights, but I’m not sure that anybody should have extra rights — extra rights when it comes to redefining everything for everybody else and imposing your view on everybody else.”

    Carson’s proposal comes in the wake of Texas rejecting the HERO (Houston Equal Rights Ordinance), also known as the “bathroom ordinance,” that would allow transgender men or men who identify as female to use female bathrooms, locker rooms and shower facilities.

    The Human Rights Campaign issued a statement attacking Carson for his “transphobic views.”

    “Ben Carson’s hateful comments are out of touch and all candidates should immediately make clear that they disavow his dangerously transphobic views,” HRC President Chad Griffin said in the statement. “Ben Carson can’t go a week without invoking reckless and irresponsible stereotypes about the LGBT community, and his suggestion that transgender people be required to use segregated bathrooms echoes an ugly past our country should never revisit.”

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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