Ben Carson still Hopkins commencement speaker

The dean of Johns Hopkins Medicine met with graduating students Monday about their opposition to neurosurgeon Ben Carson as commencement speaker after his controversial remarks about same-sex marriage.

A spokeswoman for Hopkins would not say what was discussed between the students and Dr. Paul B. Rothman, calling the meeting private. Spokeswoman Kim Hoppe said that Carson is still scheduled as commencement speaker and said reports saying otherwise were "speculation."

The meeting came three days after Rothman said in a letter to the Hopkins community that Carson's comments about same-sex marriage were "hurtful" and against the culture of the medical institution.

Carson had compared same-sex marriage to bestiality and pedophilia.

Carson sent his own apology letter the same day saying that he was still opposed to same-sex marriage but apologized for rhetoric he used.

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