Article By Gregory Davis:: EEW Magazine
The same-sex marriage debate simply will not go away. Neurosurgeon and potential Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is not shying away from the issue.
In an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo that aired Wednesday on “New Day,” the 63-year-old made his case for why homosexuality is a choice.
“People have no control over their race,” Dr. Ben Carson told Cuomo. But when asked if they have control over their sexuality, he gave a firm answer: “Absolutely.”
Elaborating on his argument, Carson said, “A lot of people who go into prison, go into prison straight. And when they come out, they’re gay. So, did something happen while they were in there? Ask yourself that question.”
He further states that the issue of whether to allow or restrict same-sex marriage should be decided on the state level, rather than by federal courts.
His perspective, however, comes under the shadow of the Supreme Court’s decision to hear a case this spring that could potentially legalize gay marriage nationwide, according to CNN.
"Why do gay people want to get married? Why do they say they want to get married? Because they want to have various rights -- property rights, visitation rights," he said.
"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."