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Scott Walker Says Gay Marriage Ban is Part of 'a Healthy Balance' of Anti-Bias Laws in Wisconsin: VIDEO


Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker spoke with Bloomberg TV host Al Hunt about LGBT rights in his state, specifically anti-discrimination laws. While Walker suggested he supported ENDA because anti-discrimination laws covering sexual orientation have worked "quite effectively" in his state, he also defended the state's ban on same-sex marriage, calling it part of a "healthy" system.

Said Walker: "In Wisconsin, we’ve had anti-discriminatory laws that are very similar to [ENDA] for more than 30 years and they work quite effectively. We’re also a state that has a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as one man and one woman…I mean, we’ve not had problems. We’ve had no problems — I should say, limited problems — with [anti-discrimination laws]. At the same time, we still have a constitutional amendment that defines marriage. There’s a healthy balance there.


(via think progress)

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  1. A healthy balance? Some good, some bad. What a jerk.

    Posted by: Joel | Nov 25, 2013 11:01:36 AM

  2. How about a system where we let Republican vote but don't let them govern. Would Walker view that mix of rights and oppression as a "healthy balance"?

    Posted by: Rob Tisinai | Nov 25, 2013 11:08:17 AM

  3. Id like to kick Walker right in the teeth

    Posted by: disgusted american | Nov 25, 2013 11:11:47 AM

  4. For the description on whether or not there are "problems" we should ask the citizens who's rights are being withheld from them. And let's also ask them how healthy that "balance" feels.

    Posted by: Hey Darlin' | Nov 25, 2013 11:21:09 AM

  5. So, it's some kind of Bizzarroworld where "anti-bias" actually means "bias".

    Posted by: db | Nov 25, 2013 11:33:23 AM

  6. How the hell would Walker know what is and isn't working in Wisconsonsin? He's never in the state.

    Posted by: Mike | Nov 25, 2013 11:40:18 AM

  7. Let us never forget that Mr. Walker has no college degree because he was kicked out of school for cheating.

    Posted by: Tiger | Nov 25, 2013 11:49:49 AM

  8. Yes, a very healthy balance, like if you have two children and let one sleep in the warm house and let the other sleep in the yard in winter, or if you have one group of employees whom you pay a nice salary and the other group whom you pay in scraps of paper. You know, cause giving equal treatment to everyone would be really sick.

    Posted by: Ernie | Nov 25, 2013 11:59:15 AM

  9. A ban on marriage equality is not healthy.

    Posted by: john patrick | Nov 25, 2013 12:10:33 PM

  10. He can kiss my healthy gay ass.

    Posted by: Ajijic Den | Nov 25, 2013 12:27:04 PM

  11. He has that "gonna get caught toe-tapping in a public restroom, or sucking stick in a dirty book store" look about him.

    Posted by: Bud Clark | Nov 25, 2013 12:48:03 PM

  12. I guess by "healthy balance" is that he gave gay people a few rights and why aren't they ever satisfied?

    Posted by: David Asset | Nov 25, 2013 12:50:14 PM

  13. So, its only OK for the state to discriminate, all others must obey the law of equality! What a consummate professional hypocrite... aka Right Wing Republican Politician... *smh*

    Posted by: Nemo | Nov 25, 2013 12:55:11 PM

  14. His comment is so unbelievably inane it doesn't merit a response.

    Posted by: David in the O.C. | Nov 25, 2013 1:27:49 PM

  15. @DB ... What do you expect from a guy who thinks being crazy but also delusional constitutes a "healthy balance".

    Posted by: RJ | Nov 25, 2013 1:29:24 PM

  16. 'A healthy balance' says the diseased brain.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Nov 25, 2013 1:48:09 PM

  17. It shouldn't take too very long for the SCOTUS to help Walker see that he can't call inequality "healthy."

    Posted by: Chuck Mielke | Nov 25, 2013 1:51:55 PM

  18. What an idiot. Obviously, that must have been a day where his brain was in the 'off' position, presumably to maintain a healthy balance with those days where he claims to have it switched 'on'.

    Would he have applied the same twisted 'balance' logic to defending slavery in the Southern states?

    Posted by: hugo | Nov 25, 2013 2:12:19 PM

  19. He's planning on running in 2016 then? Well, he must certainly know by now that he can't possibly get to the right of Rick Santorum. Who is he trying to kid? He's not going to win in Iowa or South Carolina. Forget it. It's wasted rhetoric on his part.

    Posted by: anon | Nov 25, 2013 2:19:23 PM

  20. In a local interview last night he didn't address his bigoted stance on marriage. The only shlong he slurping is that of Koch brothers. David up his ass and Charles down his throat, they probably rotate him like a pig on a spit,
    Walker is promoting a new book. Has the opinion that Paul Ryan is the candidate for 2016. Also talked about getting a degree. You see, under Walker the UW system rolled out a flex program, giving you a degree based on your life experience. How nice and easy is that!
    He's not looking for higher office, he's looking for a career in conservative media.

    Posted by: Christopher | Nov 26, 2013 9:13:30 AM

  21. Walker; "We don't allow Black folk to sit at White lunch counters, but they can drink out of any water fountain anywhere....we have a healthy balance of civil rights".....

    Posted by: Wayne | Nov 26, 2013 4:19:08 PM

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