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Texas Gov. Rick Perry likened homosexuality with alcoholism, suggesting that an individual can “decide not to do that.” The San Francisco Chronicle reports the comment from Perry, made during a speaking engagement Wednesday night, came in response to a question on whether he believes homosexuality is a disorder. “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 that way.” The Texas Republican Party recently adopted a new platform that endorses “reparative therapy,” which seeks to turn gay people straight.

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