Scott Walker: Same sex marriage ban is part of a ‘healthy balance’ of LGBT rights
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) argued recently that a ban on marriage equality was part of a “healthy balance” of rights for LGBT people if other anti-discrimination laws were in place.
In an interview with Bloomberg TV that was recorded on Friday, host Al Hunt asked the Wisconsin governor if the U.S. House should follow the Senate and pass a bill banning discrimination against LGBT people.
Walker insisted that he had not looked at the Senate measure barring workplace discrimination, but said that Wisconsin had similar laws in place for years.
“They’ve worked quite effectively,” he explained. “We’re also a state that has a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as one man, one woman.”
“We’ve had no problems… limited problems with that,” Walker added. “At the same time, we have a constitutional amendment that defines marriage.”
“There’s a healthy balance there.”
Watch this video from Bloomberg’s Political Capital, broadcast Nov. 24, 2013.