Monday, July 6, 2015

Scott Walker’s sons don’t like his anti-marriage stance

Walker needs to "evolve" on the issue, and get over his anti-equality biases

Scott Walker is so wrong about the marriage equality ruling that his two sons don’t even understand his father’s reasoning.
“I believe this Supreme Court decision is a grave mistake,” Walker said on June 26, when the Supreme Court struck down state bans on same-sex marriage.

That response didn’t sit well with his two sons, Matt and Alex, who are taking time off from college to help their father with his upcoming presidential campaign. In an interview with The Washington Post, Walker’s wife, Tonette, said she immediately heard from her sons about their displeasure with Walker’s comments.

“That was a hard one,” Tonette said. “Our sons were disappointed. ... I was torn. I have children who are very passionate [in favor of same-sex marriage], and Scott was on his side very passionate.”
Walker is on the wrong side of marriage equality, and will be remembered in 2016 as a candidate pushing for restricting marriage rights for millions of Americans.

Following the ruling from the Supreme Court, Walker went on the offensive, attempting to carve himself out as a true conservative on the issue by supporting a constitutional amendment allowing states to pass laws restricting couples from marrying.

Marriage is a sacred bond -- but it is sacred to gay and lesbian couples just as much as it is to straight couples. Same-sex couples’ marriages shouldn’t be seen as invalid or worth less simply because of any person’s religious beliefs.

But Scott Walker seems to think that their relationships mean less, and supports letting states make the final decision. And he’s proud of his vote in 2006 that banned recognition of same-sex couples in Wisconsin.

Being proud of being on the wrong side of history won’t get Walker elected president. And it’s time he “evolved” on this issue.

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