Wisconsin Governor and likely
presidential candidate Scott Walker and his family disagree on
whether gay couples should be allowed to marry.
Walker, who is expected to jump into
the race for the Republican presidential nomination next week, called
the Supreme Court ruling striking down state bans on gay marriage a
“grave mistake” and has repeatedly called for a constitutional
amendment limiting marriage to heterosexual couples.
In a The Washington Post
profile, Tonette Walker revealed that she and her sons Matt and Alex
disagree with her husband on the issue.
“That was a hard one. Our sons were
disappointed,” she said of Walker's statement on the ruling. “I
was torn. I have children who are very passionate, and Scott was on
his side very passionate.”
“It's hard for me because I have a
cousin who I love dearly – she is like a sister to me – who is
married to a woman, her partner of 18 years,” she added.
Walkers' then-19-year-old son, Alex
Walker, was one of the two adult witnesses to the June 9, 2014
wedding of Shelli Marquardt and Cathy Priem. Marquardt is the first
cousin of Tonette Walker.
Scott Walker said in April that he
attended the women's reception but was unable to attend their
Walker says he's attended a same-sex wedding reception.)