Ben Carson Calls Transgender Military Members A Distraction


Samantha-Jo Roth | Huffington Post | December 7, 2015

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Ben Carson told veterans at an event in Waterloo, Iowa, on Saturday that the military is not the place to deal witTransh the “transgender thing.”

“I do not appreciate using our military as a laboratory for a social experiment,” Carson said at a town hall hosted by Concerned Veterans for America. “You know, we have too many important things to do.”

The retired neurosurgeon and Republican presidential hopeful questioned allowing people who identify as transgender to serve in the military. His comments come as Pentagon officials prepare the logistics of integrating transgender troops into the armed forces next year.

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