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    Perry: Homosexuality Is Like Alcoholism

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry makes remarks during a panel discussion on "Criminal Justice Reform" at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) opens in Oxon Hill, Maryland, March 7, 2014. Thousands of conservative activists, Republicans and Tea Party Patriots gather to hear politicians, presidential hopefuls, and business leaders speak, lobby and network for a conservative agenda, looking to Congressional gains in 2014 and a Republican president in 2016.     REUTERS/Mike Theiler   (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR3G60Z

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    Speaking to reporters on Wednesday at the Commonwealth Club of California, Texas Gov. Rick Perry defended the GOP’s decision to put support for conversion therapy for gays in the state party platform. In doing so, he likened homosexuality to the problem of alcoholism. “I may have the genetic coding that I’m inclined to be an alcoholic, but I have the desire not to do that, and I look at the homosexual issue the same way,” he said. The state’s platform has come under widespread criticism both for its stance on conversion therapy as a solution for homosexuality, and for its hardline stance on immigration.

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