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Scott Kevin Walker (b. November 2, 1967) is the 45th and current Governor of Wisconsin. A member of the Republican Party, Walker was first elected Governor in 2010 and was sworn in on January 3, 2011.

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GOP 2016 hopefuls emphasize staunch opposition to same-sex marriage in Iowa stump

Sunday, April 26, 2015
Republican Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom 15th Annual Spring Kick Off, in Waukee, Iowa, Saturday, April 25, 2015.
Republican presidential hopefuls emphasized their staunch opposition to same-sex marriage and abortion rights Saturday before a crowd of social conservatives who hold significant sway in the state's leadoff presidential caucuses. [...]

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Navigating same-sex marriage debate a difficult issue for GOP White House hopefuls

Friday, April 24, 2015
GOP presidential hopefuls Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio
For Democratic politicians, same-sex marriage has become an easy issue: They're for it. Many Republican VIPs - notably the presidential hopefuls - face a far more complicated landscape. [...]

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Wisconsin governor trumpets opposition to abortion, same-sex marriage

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.)
MADISON, Wis. -- Republican Gov. Scott Walker hasn't said much publicly about his positions on abortion or same-sex marriage, but he proudly trumpets his stances on both issues in a letter to a conservative group whose endorsement he wants. [...]

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Wis. governor says state will recognize same-sex marriages performed in June

Monday, October 13, 2014
Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.)
MADISON, Wis. -- Gov. Scott Walker says hundreds of same-sex marriages performed in June will be recognized by the state. There had been questions over whether those marriages would be legally recognized, since they happened when the same-sex marriage ban was blocked only temporarily. [...]

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Wis. Democratic lawmakers ask Walker to drop same-sex marriage appeal

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison.
MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin Democrats are asking Gov. Scott Walker and fellow Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen to drop their defense of the state's gay marriage ban, arguing it's a waste of money. Fifteen Democratic state senators and 25 Democratic representatives sent letters to Walker and Van Hollen on [...]

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Republican governors’ rhetoric softening on same-sex marriage

Saturday, July 12, 2014
From left: Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.), Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.), and Gov.Terry Branstad (R-Iowa).
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Deep in the nation's Bible Belt, new signs emerged this weekend of an evolution among Republican governors on gay marriage, an explosive social issue that has divided America's families and politics for years. While the Republican Party's religious conservatives continue to fight against same-sex marriage, its governors [...]

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Wisconsin AG files appeal in same-sex marriage ruling

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen (R-Wis.)
MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin has appealed a federal judge's ruling from last month striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriages as unconstitutional. Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen filed the appeal on Thursday as he indicated at the time of the original ruling he would. U.S. District Judge Barbara [...]

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Wis. governor says son witnessing gay relative’s wedding not a policy statement

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.)
OREGON, Wis. -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says his 19-year-old son's decision to act as a witness at the same-sex marriage of a relative is not a policy statement. Walker was asked Tuesday about his son Alex's decision to serve as a witness to the June 9 wedding in Waukesha [...]

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Stephen Colbert puts the spotlight on same-sex marriage

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Stephen Colbert put the spotlight on same-sex marriage on Tuesday night, taking a few shots at Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and speaks with famed legal team Ted Olson and David Boies who led the Supreme court challenge against California's Proposition 8, and the legal challenge to Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. [...]

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Wis. governor, Democratic challenger spar over same-sex marriage

Monday, June 16, 2014
Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) and Democratic challenger Mary Burke
MADISON, Wis. -- Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke sparred over same-sex marriage on Monday, with Burke saying the Republican incumbent was waffling on whether he believes gay couples should be able to get married in Wisconsin. Both Burke and Walker were asked about their positions on gay [...]

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