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Tags: Trump Administration | Gay Marriage | Scott Walker | Scott Walker | constitutional | amendment | states

Scott Walker: Constitutional Amendment Would Let States Ban Gay Marriage

By    |   Sunday, 07 June 2015 12:05 PM

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he favors a constitutional amendment allowing individual states to ban same-sex marriage if the U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of the practice this month.

"I personally believe that marriage is between one man and one woman," Walker, a likely Republican presidential candidate said Sunday on ABC's "This Week."  "If the court decides that, the only next approach is for those who are supporters of marriage being defined as between one man and one woman is ultimately to consider pursuing a constitutional amendment."

Such an amendment would allow each state to make its own decision.

Interviewer Jonathan Karl noted that Walker has in the past said the GOP ticket should be two people who have served as state governors. Pressed specifically about Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Walker said that governors are well-tested leaders, but added, "Someone like Marco Rubio, I have real confidence in."

He declined to accept the mantel of front-runner even though he has high poll numbers.

"I think [former Florida] Gov. [Jeb] Bush is probably still out there up front, because he's probably going to have more money than just about all of us combined," Walker said. "But we're feeling good."

Walker won't declare his candidacy officially until state budgets are finished at the end of this month.

On the war with the Islamic State (ISIS), Walker said more American boots on the ground are not his first choice, but he won't rule anything out, especially since doing so sends a message to America's enemies about where it is willing to stop.

Walker also was asked about the former Bruce Jenner coming out as a woman named Caitlyn. President Barack Obama publicly said Jenner showed "courage."

"Well, I think it’s a personal decision," Walker said. "And to me, I don’t know that there’s anything more to comment on."

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