Rick Perry’s comment which we noted earlier – that the New York gay marriage law set to take effect on Sunday is “their business” but that he’s fine with it – comes as part of his states-rights sell, which would be a strong basis of his candidacy. It’s also in keeping with his anti-Washington comments (and book).

He also said he strongly opposes same-sex marriage himself, which he’s made clear. Still, his comments may further inflame some Tea Party critics, who have questioned his conservative credentials.

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