Anti-gay marriage Governor Scott Walker: I’ve been to a same-sex wedding
Despite opposing same-sex marriage, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has announced that he has actually attended the wedding of a gay couple.
US District Judge Barbara Crabb last year struck down the Wisconsin’s same-sex marriage ban last month, and did not stay her own ruling, allowing weddings to begin.
However, after Republican Attorney General J B Van Hollen launched an an appeal – backed by Governor Scott Walker – the judge called a halt to the marriages, less than a week after they had begun.
Speaking at the end of the Republican Summit in New Hampshire earlier this week, Walker said he had been to the reception of a same-sex wedding.
“Even though my position on marriage is still that its defined as between a man and a woman, and I support the constitution of the state but for someone I love, we’ve been to a reception,” he said.
Describing the issue as “personal”, he said the wedding was of a family member.
Spokesperson Laurel Patrick confirmed that Walker served as a witness for a family member on his mother’s side, “whom the first lady and her family dearly love”.
Walker has since refused to clarify whether he still supports a ban on same-sex marriage, while the appeal heads for a Federal Appeals Court.