Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday reiterated his opposition to gay marriage.

Speaking to a group of conservatives in Denver, the potential Republican presidential candidate revised and expanded on earlier remarks.

While attending an event last week associated with the Republican Governors Association's annual convention in Aspen, Colorado, Perry 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 by me.”

Perry spoke on Friday after presidential candidate Rick Santorum took a swipe at the governor's position.

“There are some in our party who say, 'Well, if someone in New York wants to have gay marriage, that's fine with me,'” Santorum said, referring to Perry. “It is not fine with me that New York has destroyed marriage. It is not fine with me that New York is setting a template that will cause great division in this country.”

“I said the other day that the 10th Amendment frees New York to define marriage as they please, but the traditional definition suits Texas and this governor just fine,” Perry told the roughly 1,000 conservatives gathered at the Western Conservative Summit.

“Washington needs a refresher course on the 10th Amendment,” he added.

Earlier in the week, Perry told Tony Perkins, the president of the Christian conservative group Family Research Council (FRC), that he supports a federal constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage.

“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.

Perry, however, has yet to reconcile the fact that a federal amendment would impinge on New York's right to decide the issue.