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Quigley co-sponsors resolution denouncing Carson's transphobic history
2019-10-01

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U.S. Reps. Mike Quigley (D-Illinois) and Katie Hill (D-California) introduced a resolution denouncing Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Ben Carson as transphobic and criticizing his policies as anti-LGBT, The Washington Blade reported.

Last month, at a San Francisco shelter, Carson made comments about "big, hairy men" seeking to enter women's homeless shelters—statements many interpreted as anti-trans. However, the House resolution also cites a history of anti-LGBT policies and statements.

For example, according to the resolution, "In 2016, then-Presidential candidate Carson said, "Boys who say, 'I feel like a girl today, I want to go into the girl's lavatory'—that is such a bunch of garbage. If we continue to cater to that, where will it lead?"

The Blade article is at www.washingtonblade.com/2019/10/02/house-resolution-condemns-ben-carson-as-transphobic/. The resolution is at www.washingtonblade.com/content/files/2019/10/Carson-transgender-comments-resolution-FINAL.pdf .

Earlier coverage: www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Ben-Carson-makes-transphobic-remarks-LGBTQs-react-UPDATE/67069.html .


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