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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. REUTERS/Mike Theiler

Texas governor says he 'stepped right in it' on gay comments

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(Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry has said he "stepped right in it" when he compared homosexuality to alcoholism as something that can be fought against despite genetic disposition.

The Republican who is weighing another presidential campaign in 2016 after a gaff-prone first attempt in 2012, did not actually apologized for the remarks, but instead told a lunch hosted by the Christian Science Monitor newspaper on Thursday he should have stuck to a message of inclusion and jobs.

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