In an interview yesterday on NBC’s Meet the Press, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker demurred and deflected when host David Gregory asked him about Sen. Rob Portman’s historic endorsement of marriage equality and whether Walker believed it was indicative of a sea change in opinions on the issue within the Republican Party.
Instead of simply answering the question, Walker ducked and dodged, noting that Wisconsin passed a marriage discrimination amendment (not “years ago” as he claimed, but in 2006). He also disingenuously implied that Wisconsinites don’t really want to focus on the freedom-to-marry issue, then changed the subject entirely.
What a coward. And as far as his ridiculous claim that Wisconsinites are somehow uncaring and apathetic about marriage equality goes, there are committed LGBT students, allies, parents, activists, and organizations across the state that would beg to differ.
h/t: Sunnivie Brydum at the Advocate.