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.”
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