From the Daily Caller:
Even though he calls himself an “unapologetic social conservative,” Texas Gov. Rick Perry 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 gay marriage, but said that the 10th Amendment, which gives power not afforded to the federal government to state governments, is more important than his personal beliefs.
“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.
“That is their call. If you believe in the 10th Amendment, stay out of their business,” the Associated Press reports Perry said to strong applause from the crowd.
As I’ve said, I like Gov. Perry. But just like every other candidate, he’s no Conservative Messiah. He’s a former Democrat, he supported the biggest social liberal in the race last time, and he’s got a stance on marriage right now that rich GOP donors in Colorado love but I bet most conservative evangelicals will hate. Or, put more briefly, he’s a politician. You don’t have to like it, but that’s reality.