Family Feud

Wife Differs From Walker on Gay Marriage

The family of likely GOP presidential candidate and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker doesn’t see eye-to-eye with him on gay marriage. Walker called the Supreme Court’s decision two weeks ago a “grave mistake,” but his wife was decidedly softer in her response. “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,” Tonette Walker told The Washington Post. Mrs. Walker said she told her sons to talk to him about their discomfort with his statement. Walker has sounded less inflammatory since the family members talked to him. “It doesn’t mean I change my position” but it may lead to “finding a different way of explaining it, so they can appreciate where I am coming from,” he said.