Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a Republican, has described Wisconsin's ban on gay marriage as part of a “healthy balance” of LGBT rights.

Walker made his comments during an interview recorded Friday with Bloomberg TV.

Host Al Hunt asked Walker whether the U.S. House should follow in the Senate's footsteps and approve the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which seeks to prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

“In Wisconsin, we've had anti-discriminatory laws that are very similar to that for more than 30 years and they work quite effectively. We're also a state that has a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as one man and one woman.” Walker said.

“So, similar to the Wisconsin bill, the House bill should be something that …,” Hunt started to say.

“Yeah, I mean, we've not had problems. We've had no problems – I should say, limited problems – with that. At the same time, we still have a constitutional amendment that defines marriage. There's a healthy balance there.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

The Walker administration has refused to defend a domestic partnership registry signed into law in 2009 by former Governor Jim Doyle, a Democrat. The registry offers gay and lesbian couples limited rights and recognition. Walker fired private attorneys hired by Doyle to defend the law in a court challenge. Last year, the 4th District Court of Appeals declared the law to be constitutional. Opponents vowed to appeal the ruling to Wisconsin's Republican-leaning Supreme Court.