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Ben Carson: Prisons Show Being Gay Is ‘Absolutely’ a Choice

Neurosurgeon headline-generator and potential 2016 GOP candidate Ben Carson told New Day host Chris Cuomo Wednesday morning that gay rights issues differed from previous civil rights battles, because being gay is “absolutely” a choice, as proven by prisons.

“Because a lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight — and when they come out, they’re gay,” Carson said. “So, did something happen while they were in there?”

“I’d deny that that is a basis of homosexuality,” Cuomo replied. “A lot of people go into jail as a drug addict and come out as criminals. Does that mean that all drug addicts are criminals?”

“Why do gay people want to get married?” Carson pondered. “Why do they say they want to get married? Because they want to have various rights — property rights, visitation rights. Why can’t any two human beings, I don’t care what their sexual orientation is, why can’t they have the legal right to do those things? That does not require changing the definition of marriage.”

Watch the clip below, via CNN:

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