In San Francisco, Texas Gov. Rick Perry Compares Homosexuality to Alcoholism

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during the final day of the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 31, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images North America)
Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during the final day of the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 31, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images North America)

Texas Gov. Rick Perry raised eyebrows during his appearance at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco Wednesday night, when he compared homosexuality to alcoholism.

When taking questions at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins hotel on Nob Hill, Perry was asked whether he thought homosexuality was a disorder.

“I may have the genetic coding that I’m inclined to be an alcoholic,” Perry said. “But I have the desire not to do that, and I look at the homosexual issue the same way.

A few people in the audience gasped when they heard the governor’s remarks.

Perry was appearing before the Commonwealth Club on Wednesday to talk about energy independence.

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SOURCE: CBS San Francisco
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