Vivek Ramaswamy is a Republican, but that doesn't mean he's going to automatically dismiss anyone who differs from him without putting thought into their arguments first.
The candidate recently proved as much when a self-described "pansexual" confronted him over LGBTQ issues.
What are your "opinions on the LGBTQ+ community?" the pansexual person wanted to know.
"I don't think it's one community," Ramaswamy responded.
This caught the pansexual person off guard, so Vivek kept going:
I mean, how could it be? Just mash together an alphabet soup. Trans is fundamentally in tension with gay if you ask me. But what's your opinion?
The activist then asked what Ramaswamy thought of same-sex couples.
Ramaswamy's response has gone viral. He said:
I don't have a negative view of same-sex couples, but I do have a negative view of a tyranny of the minority. So I think that in the name of protecting against the tyranny of the majority, and there are times in this country's history where we have had a tyranny of the majority. We have now in the name of protecting against tyranny of the majority created a new tyranny of the minority.
"And I think that that's wrong. I don't think that somebody who's religious should be forced to officiate a wedding that they disagree with. I don't think somebody who is a woman who's worked really hard for her achievements should be forced to compete against a biological man in a swim competition. I don't think that somebody who's a woman that respects her bodily autonomy and dignity should be forced to change clothes in a locker room with a man. That's not freedom. That's oppression," Ramswamy added.
.@VivekGRamaswamy: What's your opinion on same-sex couples and the LGBTQ+ community?
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