Ben Carson Responds to Marriage Ruling, Calls For Religious Liberty Protections

Dr. Ben Carson (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)
Dr. Ben Carson (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

Dr. Ben Carson reacted today to the Supreme Court’s nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage, accepting that the ruling had enshrined gay marriage in our legal system. Carson also looked ahead to the next fight over religious liberty, and called on Congress to protect the rights of individuals to dissent, and voiced support for “civil unions”:

While I strongly disagree with the Supreme Court’s decision, their ruling is now the law of the land.

I call on Congress to make sure deeply held religious views are respected and protected. The government must never force Christians to violate their religious beliefs.

I support same sex civil unions but to me, and millions like me, marriage is a religious service not a government form.

Nick Arnold is a researcher for American Principles in Action.