Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said he would favor a constitutional amendment if the U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage. The Supreme Court’s historic decision on the nationwide legalization of same-sex unions is expected this month.
“I personally believe that marriage is between one man and one woman,” the likely 2016 presidential candidate said on ABC’s “This Week.”
“If the court decides that, the only next approach is for those who define marriage as being between one man and one woman is ultimately to consider pursuing a constitutional amendment,” Walker added.
Walker said states should be able to make their own decision about same sex marriage. The preacher’s son is open about his support of Wisconsin’s constitution ban on marriage equality in 2006, which was overturned last year.
The governor, who has attended a wedding reception for a gay couple, but not a wedding, said previously ”my position on marriage is still that it’s defined between a man and a woman, and I support the constitution of the state. But for someone I love, we’ve been at a reception.”
Walker has not officially announced a bid for the 2016 presidential race, but says he plans to announce his intention in late June.