Walker says he knew son was gay wedding witness

Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (Darren Hauck, Getty Images)
Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (Darren Hauck, Getty Images)
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Updated: 7/08 12:16 pm

OREGON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says his 19-year-old son's decision to be a witness at a relative's same-sex marriage isn't a policy statement.

The potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate was asked Tuesday about his son Alex Walker's decision to be a witness to the June 9 wedding in Waukesha County. The marriage was between the first cousin of Scott Walker's wife, Tonette Walker, and her female partner.

Scott Walker says he was aware that his son was attending the wedding, but he was in New York at the time of the ceremony. Scott Walker says of Alex Walker's decision to be a witness, "He doesn't need my blessing to do anything he does."

Scott Walker is a longtime opponent of same-sex marriages and is defending the state's ban that a federal court judge last has ruled unconstitutional.


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