Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker over
the weekend said the Republican Party is not fighting gay marriage.
Walker, a Republican, made his comments
just days after he appealed a federal judge's ruling striking down
Wisconsin's 2006 voter-approved constitutional amendment limiting
marriage to heterosexual couples. U.S. District Judge Barbara
Crabb's ruling opened the door for nearly 600 gay couples to marry.
“I don't think the Republican Party
is fighting it,” Walker told the
AP at a gathering of the National Governors Association in
“I'm not saying it's not important,”
said Walker, a possible 2016 GOP presidential candidate. “But
Republicans haven't been talking about this. We've been talking
about economic and fiscal issues. It's those on the left that are
He chalked up his defense of the
state's ban as an obligation to Wisconsin's constitution.
Christie: Gay marriage debate not resolved.)