Rebecca Kleefisch's gay uncle doubts she's sorry for likening gay marriage to marrying a dog or a table, The Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel reported.

“I was incredibly disappointed,” Chris Pfauser, who's been in an openly gay relationship with Rob Gow for 28 years, said.

The GOP candidate for Wisconsin lieutenant governor apologized for her remarks on Thursday. Kleefisch, the running mate of gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker, made her remarks before winning the Republican primary on Sept. 14, but Wisconsin-based gay rights group Fair Wisconsin admonished her comments in a recent email to backers.

Speaking on Christian-based radio WVCY in January, Kleefisch objected to Wisconsin's domestic partnership law signed by Governor Jim Doyle. The gay-inclusive law offers registered couples 43 rights, most of which center around estate planning and hospital visitation rights.

Kleefisch said the state can't afford to “just be handing out money to anyone. This is a slippery slope. In addition to that, at what point are we going to OK marrying inanimate objects? Can I marry this table, or this, you know, clock? Can we marry dogs? This is ridiculous.”

In a statement issued Thursday, Kleefisch apologized “for my poor choice of words.”

“My comments were meant to relay my concern with redefining marriage,” she said. “I never intended to sound insensitive, and have the utmost respect for all people.”

Forty-six-year-old Pfauser said his niece's remarks prompted him to give $500 to the Democratic candidate running against Walker, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barett.

“She must finally be feeling the pressure,” he said. “Unfortunately, I don't think she really means it.”