First, the governor of Texas, Rick Perry, went after California jobs. Now, Perry is turning heads with his remarks on gays.

Governor Perry may not win any popularity contest in California right now, especially not in the Bay Area.

Speaking at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco Wednesday night, he compared homosexuality to alcoholism.

"I may have the genetic coding that I'm inclined to be an alcoholic, but I have the desire not to do that," Perry said. 

That reportedly drew gasps from the crowd listening to a Q-and-A with Perry.  

On Tuesday, the Texas governor ruffled some feathers by driving up to the state capital in a Tesla electric car, which underscored his desire to lure a Tesla battery factory to his state.