Texas Governor Rick Perry has taken it back, he's not fine with gay marriage.

While attending an event last week associated with the Republican Governors Association's annual convention in Aspen, Colorado, Perry, a potential presidential candidate, said passage of a gay marriage law in New York was the state's business.

“That's New York, and that's their business, and that's fine with me,” Perry said.

The comment drew criticism from social conservatives, prompting a Perry spokesman to announce that the governor supports a federal constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage, a position that mirrors Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann's views.

In an interview Thursday with Tony Perkins, the president of the Christian conservative group Family Research Council (FRC), Perry revised his original comments.

“I probably needed to add a few words after that 'it's fine with me,' and that it's fine with me that a state is using their sovereign rights to decide an issue,” Perry said. “Obviously, gay marriage is not fine with me. My stance hasn't changed.”

“I believe marriage is between one man and one woman. My record as governor of Texas reflects a very strong commitment to defending traditional marriage. Including those efforts to pass the Texas Defense of Marriage Act.”

“To not pass the federal marriage amendment would impinge on Texas', and other states, right not to have marriage forced upon us by these activist judges and special interest groups,” Perry added.