The gay rights group Human Rights Campaign has denounced Ben Carson’s “dangerously transphobic views” after the Republican presidential candidate told Univision’s Jorge Ramos that he thought transgender people should get their own bathroom, just like normal men and women, on Thursday.
“Everybody has equal rights, but I’m not sure that anyone should have extra rights, extra rights when it comes to redefining things for everyone else,” Carson told Ramos.
“Ben Carson’s hateful comments are out of touch and all candidates should immediately make clear that they disavow his dangerously transphobic views,” Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin said in a 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.”
You can listen to Carson’s full comments below.