Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on
Saturday said he approves of a federal judge's decision to put a hold
on her decision striking down the state's ban on gay marriage.
U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb last
week struck down Wisconsin's 2006 voter-approved constitutional
amendment limiting marriage to heterosexual couples, opening the door
for nearly 600 gay and lesbian couples to marry. On Friday, she put
her order on hold pending an appeal.
orders Wisconsin to allow gay couple to marry; Weddings come to a
At a public appearance, Walker, a
Republican, applauded Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen's
decision to ask for a stay in the case.
“Like any attorney general, it
doesn't matter which party, here in Wisconsin [you] take an oath to
support the constitution and that's what J.B. Van Hollen is doing
right now, until a higher court at the federal level tells them
told 27 News.
“So right now we go back to the way
the law was before the change last week and we'll wait and see until
the court tells us otherwise. Either through her court or the
appeals court,” he added.
Walker, who spoke out strongly in
support of the ban nine years ago, has had little to say on the issue
in recent months.
On Thursday, he said his position
“really doesn't matter.”
“My position has been clear,” he
said. “I voted in the past. It really doesn't matter.”