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Daily Caller: Perry says state’s rights mean NY same-sex marriage is up to New Yorkers

Even though he calls himself an “unapologetic social conservative,” Texas Governor Rick Perry and possible 2012 Republican presidential candidate, says he’s so dedicated to states’ rights that the state of New York’s approval of gay marriage is fine by him.

Perry opposes same-sex marriage, but said that the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gives power not afforded to the federal government to state governments, is more important than his personal beliefs, according to the internet news site The Daily Caller.

“Our friends in New York six weeks ago passed a statute that said marriage can be between two people of the same sex. And you know what? That’s New York, and that’s their business, and that’s fine with me,” Perry told top Republican donors in at an event in Colorado.

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  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment jned

    Perry says anything that garners attention.
    Ask him about his laser-scope pistol to kill ‘menacing’ coyotes. Also his failed attempt to test Gardasil on schoolgirls; in return for campaign ‘donations’.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Grumpy Old Person

    Perry’s statement means he is for States’ rights. We all understand what THAT means.

    And, it means he also doesn’t like the Constitution’s Full Faith & Credit Clause. I’m left to wonder, why doesn’t THAT Constitutional provision apply to ALL citizens?

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment pagansister

    IMO, state’s rights are just fine, but marriage between same gender people should be a right of ALL citizens of the USA, not just in some states that have the good sense to realize that marriage between 2 consenting adults no matter what their genders is the right thing to do.

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