Republican presidential candidate Rick
Santorum suggested Monday that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's
opposition to gay marriage is undermined by his wife's stance.
Walker on Monday joined the race for
the Republican presidential nomination.
“Spouses matter,” Santorum
told conservative website the Daily
Caller. “When your spouse is not in-sync with you –
particularly on cultural issues, moral issues – [you] tend not to
be as active on those issues.”
Tonette Walker recently told The
Washington Post that she and her two sons were “disappointed”
with Walker's response to the recent Supreme Court ruling striking
down gay marriage bans in all 50 states. Walker has repeatedly
called for a constitutional amendment allowing states to decide the
“Our sons were very disappointed,”
Tonette Walker said. “I was torn. I have children who are very
passionate [in favor of same-sex marriage], and Scot was on his side
“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.
Walker says presidential bid is “God's plan”; gay marriage ruling