Scott Walker: Same sex marriage ban is part of a ‘healthy balance’ of LGBT rights

By David Edwards
Sunday, November 24, 2013 14:54 EDT
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Scott Walker speaks to Bloomberg TV
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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.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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