Ramaswamy goes viral following exchange with LGBTQ activist: ‘I respect that you have a different opinion’

Article originally appeared on www.foxnews.com.

Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy went viral following an exchange he had with a self-described “pansexual” activist who confronted him on LGBTQ issues.

Video of the exchange, which took place on Saturday at the Iowa State Fair, began with the activist asking what his “opinions on the LGBTQ+ community.”

“Well, I don’t think it’s one community,” Ramswamy responded.

“Really?” the activist reacted.

“Yeah. I mean, how could it be,” Ramaswamy continued. “Just mash together an alphabet soup. Trans is fundamentally in tension with gay if you ask me. But what’s your opinion?”

“I’m personally am pansexual,” the activist responded, referring to the sexual orientation that has attraction towards all sexes and gender identities.

The activist then asked what his views were on same-sex couples.

“I don’t have a negative view of same-sex couples, but I do have a negative view of a tyranny of the minority,” Ramaswamy said. “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.

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