Scott Walker's sons were 'disappointed' by his gay marriage position

Scott WalkerGettyWisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R).

Expected presidential candidate and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) family apparently isn’t on the same page as he is when it comes to same-sex marriage.

In a profile of Walker’s wife, Tonette Walker, The Washington Post reported Sunday that the Supreme Court’s recent marriage ruling was a “particularly tough day” for the Walker family.

Some of their children, she said, are big proponents of same-sex marriage and were bothered by Walker’s call for a constitutional amendment to reverse the high court’s decision.

“That was a hard one,” Tonette Walker said. “Our sons were disappointed. … I was torn. I have children who are very passionate [in favour of same-sex marriage], and Scott was on his side very passionate.”

She further said she has a lesbian cousin and noted that one of their sons was the best man at the relative’s same-sex wedding last year.

“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 said.

Tonette Walker also said it shouldn’t be surprising that the family has some political disagreements.

“Do I agree with him all the time? No,” she said. “But most of the time things work out a lot better than I think they will.”

Click here to read the full Washington Post profile.

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