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Rick Perry: ’I Stepped Right In It’ Regarding Oops Moment Linking Gays to Alcoholics

By EDGE | Friday Jun 20, 2014
After a week of occupying numerous headlines and debates over a statement made likening homosexuality to alcoholism, Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) appears to be backing away from the hot button social issue and diverting attention to the economy.

Texas GOP Chairman Rejects Party’s Policy on Conversion Therapy

By EDGE | Friday Jun 20, 2014
Rifts continued to form in the Texas Republican Party this week when state GOP chairman Steve Munisteri went on the record rejecting the party’s recently adopted plank language condoning gay conversion therapy.

Perry’s Gay Conversion / Alcoholism Analogy Continues to Draw Fire

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Jun 19, 2014
Texas Gov. Rick Perry was once again blasted this week for comments he made last week comparing homosexuality to alcoholism. He’s also been criticized for the Texas GOP’s platform, which now supports conversion therapy.

CNBC Host Goes After Rick Perry Over Offensive Gay Alcoholic Remarks

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jun 16, 2014
Joe Kernan, host of CNBC’s "Squawk Box," called out Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry Monday morning for the controversial remarks he made last week comparing homosexuality to alcoholism.

Christie Disagrees With Perry’s Gay Statements

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Jun 13, 2014
Rifts continue to form in the Republican Party today when N.J. Gov. Chris Christie publicly disagreed with Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s recent statement linking homosexuality to alcoholism.

Texs Gov. Perry Discusses View of Homosexuality

Thursday Jun 12, 2014
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, during a visit that focused primarily on economic issues, drew on a reference to alcoholism to explain his view of homosexuality.

2016 Campaign Checklist: Perry

By Will Weissert | Tuesday Apr 8, 2014
A look at Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s preparations for a potential 2016 presidential campaign.

Perry: Texas Won’t Comply With Federal Prison Law

By Ramit Plushnick-Masti | Tuesday Apr 1, 2014
Texas will not comply with parts of a federal law designed to eliminate prison rape, Gov. Rick Perry said in a letter to the U.S. Attorney General, calling the rules too costly and an infringement on state rights.

GOP’s Cruz, Perry React to Gay Marriage Ruling

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Feb 27, 2014
In unsurprising fashion, two of Texas’ most prominent members of the Republican Party issued statements following a federal judge’s ruling Wednesday, who said that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

Perry Reshaped Texas, but Foundered Nationally

By Will Weissert | Tuesday Jul 9, 2013
Gov. Rick Perry was a champion of fiercely conservative social activism long before the tea party was born. He oversaw the "Texas Miracle" job-creation boom and became the state’s most powerful governor since Reconstruction.