Walker Says His Views on Gay Marriage Don't Matter

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says his personal opposition to same-sex marriage doesn't matter because the ban on gay marriages was put into the state constitution by a vote of the people.

Walker commented publicly Thursday for the first time since a federal judge last week struck down Wisconsin's ban on gay marriages as unconstitutional. Walker voted for the ban in 2006 and advocated strongly for its passage.

But Walker has lately dodged questions about his position on same-sex marriages as polls show public opinion turning in favor of it.

Walker said Thursday, "My position has been clear. I voted in the past. It really doesn't matter."

Walker says he supports fellow Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen defending the amendment from a legal challenge by the American Civil Liberties Union.


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