Texas Gov. Rick Perry said he supports state rights so much that he’s fine with New York’s approval of gay marriage but still called himself an “unapologetic social conservative.”
“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,” he said to applause from several hundred GOP donors in Aspen, Colo.
“That is their call. If you believe in the 10th Amendment, stay out of their business.”
Perry has been strongly hinting that he’ll run for president and said during the forum that he’ll make an announcement in three to four weeks. He said he believes being Texas governor is “the best job in America” but that his wife has encouraged him to aim for the presidency.