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Walker Says His Views on Gay Marriage Don't Matter

Updated: 06/12/2014 5:11 PM
Created: 06/12/2014 12:27 PM KSTP.com

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says his personal opposition to same-sex marriage doesn't matter because the ban on gay marriages was put into the state constitution by a vote of the people.
    
Walker was asked Thursday about a federal judge's decision last week striking down Wisconsin's ban on gay marriages as unconstitutional. Walker voted for the ban in 2006 and advocated strongly for its passage.
    
But Walker has lately dodged questions about his position on same-sex marriages as polls show public opinion turning in favor of it.
    
Walker said Thursday, "My position has been clear. I voted in the past. It really doesn't matter."
    
Walker says he supports fellow Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen defending the amendment from a legal challenge by the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Gov. Scott Walker has a history of forcefully opposing same-sex marriage in Wisconsin, but he's been much quieter on the topic recently as the state's ban was determined to be unconstitutional.
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