Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on
Sunday admitted that for young Republicans gay marriage is no longer
Walker was asked his thoughts on Ohio
Senator Rob Portman's reversal on the issue during an appearance on
NBC's Meet The Press.
Rob Portman reverses course on gay marriage.)
“Well, I think the senator's
announcement made the topic timely, but in our state, I mean, it was
in the constitution years ago. They made a similar change in Ohio,”
Walker answered, referring to Ohio's 2004 constitutional amendment
limiting marriage to heterosexual unions.
“It didn't come up in my 2010
election or 2012,” he added.
“Are younger conservatives more apt
to see marriage equality as something that is, you know, what they
believe?” host David
Gregory asked. “That is, basic rather than as a disqualifying
“I think there's no doubt about that.
But I think that's all the more reason [why] when I talk about
things, I talk about the economic and fiscal crises in our state and
in our country. That's what people want to resonate about. They
don't want to get focused on those issues.”