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Perry acknowledges he ‘stepped right in it’ with anti-gay remarks

Friday, June 20, 2014
Rick Perry
WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry says it was a mistake for him to compare alcoholism and homosexuality in an effort to explain his views. Perry said Thursday at a forum hosted by The Christian Science Monitor that he "stepped right in it" after being asked during a trip to [...]

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A 12-step recovery program for Rick Perry’s homosexuality problem

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Rick Perry
If you are gay, and you are wishing upon a star, it is probably not a good idea for it to be the Lone Star of Texas. This past week, that particular entity has been more than a little dim in terms of passing out bright news for gay [...]

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Jon Stewart lampoons Texas GOP’s endorsement of ‘gay cure’ therapy

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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Jon Stewart lampooned Texas Republicans on Tuesday, mocking the party over its adoption of a platform that endorses the controversial practice of gay-to-straight" reparative therapy, and Gov. Rick Perry's recent remarks comparing homosexuality to alcoholism. [...]

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Christie denounces comment by Perry comparing homosexuality to alcoholism

Friday, June 13, 2014
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during a visit to San Francisco on Friday, June 13,  2014.
SAN FRANCISCO -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is denouncing comments by fellow Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry comparing homosexuality to alcoholism in which people can choose to change their behavior. Perry said earlier this week that people may feel “compelled to follow a particular lifestyle” but have the ability [...]

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Texas governor Rick Perry sees link between alcoholism, homosexuality

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas)
SAN FRANCSICO -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry drew a comparison between alcoholism and homosexuality, during a talk Wednesday night that focused mainly on the economy. Perry, who has been mentioned as a possible 2016 presidential contender, was then asked whether he believed homosexuality was a disorder. [...]

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Republicans push social issues at conservative showcase

Friday, March 7, 2014
Susan Walsh, APSen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, March 6, 2014.
OXON HILL, Md. — Some of the GOP's most prominent conservatives insisted Friday that Republicans should emphasize hot-button social issues like abortion and gay marriage in this year's midterm elections, exposing an ideological divide within a party trying to capture the Senate and then the White House. [...]

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Wendy Davis, Greg Abbott set to face off for Texas governor

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Wendy Davis
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Republicans picked the state's attorney general in the fight to succeed longtime Gov. Rick Perry, while a rising Democratic star coasted to her party's nomination Tuesday night during the nation's first statewide primary. [...]

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Perry says Boy Scouts will answer to God; Gohmert warns of pedophilia

Thursday, May 30, 2013
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Rick Perry, who has equated the fight against gays in the Boy Scouts to the fight to abolish slavery, told Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council on Friday’s edition of Washington Watch that the Boy Scouts of America’s delegates bowed to “political correctness” and “money” in ending the ban [...]

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Rick Perry urges Boy Scouts to oppose gay ‘pop culture’ like Sam Houston resisted slavery

Monday, May 6, 2013
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Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) appeared in the Family Research Council’s “Stand With Scouts Sunday” webcast last night where he told FRC president Tony Perkins that the Boy Scouts of America must resist those trying to “tear apart” the organization’s values and replace them with the “flavor of the month”—homosexuality. [...]

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry rallies opponents of same-sex marriage at state capitol

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Rick Perry
AUSTIN, Texas — Gov. Rick Perry rallied opponents of gay marriage and abortion on Tuesday, calling for support for what he called traditional values on the same day the U.S. Supreme Court heard a challenge to California's ban on gay marriage. [...]

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