A week and a half ago the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples had a right to be married just like everyone else thanks to the Equal Protection Clause. It was a long-awaited victory for millions of people in this country who had been discriminated against for far too long; and while liberals rejoiced, conservatives had an absolute meltdown. They were so angry that they would no longer be allowed be allowed to use Republican Jesus as an excuse to discriminate, that their heads all but exploded. One of the most vocal opponents of the ruling was Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and his sons are not happy about it.
When the SCOTUS ruling was handed down, Walker blamed “five unelected judges” for redefining marriage:
I believe this Supreme Court decision is a grave mistake…The states are the proper place for these decisions to be made, and as we have seen repeatedly over the last few days, we will need a conservative president who will appoint men and women to the Court who will faithfully interpret the Constitution and laws of our land without injecting their own political agendas.
By “faithfully interpret the Constitution” he means completely ignore the First and Fourteenth Amendments that protect everyone from right-wing hate; but, you know? Other than that small detail.
Well, on Sunday, Scott Walker’s wife, Tonette Walker, told the Washington Post that her son’s, Matt and Alex, were not happy to hear their father speak out against the marriage equality ruling:
That was a hard one,” Tonette said, pausing and choosing her words carefully. “Our sons were disappointed. . . . I was torn. I have children who are very passionate [in favor of same-sex marriage], and Scott was on his side very passionate…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.
It is sickening that a man, who has such a loving and tolerant family, could hold such intolerant beliefs. How awful it must have been for his kids to hear their father spew such hatred. It’s one thing to know your dad is an a**hole privately, it’s quite another when he stands up and shows the whole world how much of a jerk he is.
This man wants to be president, but he let a huge part of our citizenry know that he has no respect for them. I think we’ll pass on Walker and elect someone who understands that the Constitution doesn’t just apply to religious fundamentalists.
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