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DENVER - Potential Republican presidential candidate Gov. Rick Perry of Texas repeated his personal opposition to gay marriage in a speech to conservatives in Denver on Friday. But Perry didn't backtrack on his statement last week in Aspen that New York's recent decision to allow gay marriage is "their business." That's despite a direct attack earlier in the evening from a rival GOP presidential hopeful, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who took Perry to task for the comment. Perry simply told about 1,000 conservatives that the traditional definition of marriage "suits Texas and this governor just fine." Perry has not declared his candidacy but is widely expected to join the race. Another Republican presidential hopeful, Georgia businessman Herman Cain, planned to address the summit Sunday.