Scott Walker: Same-sex marriage should be illegal — but I would still attend one
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said Sunday he would attend a same-sex wedding, even though he thought same-sex marriage should be illegal.
“I still believe marriage is between a man and a woman,” he told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo. “I voted for that and defend it in our state. I had a family member on my wife’s side, one of our great cousins that we love, and we went there even though we have a belief of what legally constitutes marriage. We were there because we love her. We love her and we love the whole family. So of course we’re going to be there.”
Walker, who has yet to announce his presidential candidacy, said he didn’t think same-sex marriage would be an issue in the 2016 race. He noted that the Supreme Court is expected to rule on whether same-sex marriage is a constitutional right this month.
“They are going to rule one of two ways,” Walker said. “Either they are going to say that marriage is defined as something the state should be doing or they’re going to say marriage amongst same-sex couples is legal. The only other alternative to that is a constitutional amendment, which is something that doesn’t go through the legislative process, it’s something states and Congress have to act on, so it’s really not going to be an issue in the next presidential election.”
“I think even if people disagree with me, even if some people have changed in that regard, people deserve to know what my opinion is on that. The same way I’m pro-life,” he continued. “But I think in the end, what they want to know is what are you going to do to lead America forward, not to pit one group of Americans versus another. I think we got a pretty good story to tell.”
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