Walker unsure about effect of gay marriage

CREATED May 23, 2014

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says he doesn't know whether it would be good or bad for the state if gay marriage is legalized.

Walker was asked Friday about the state's current defense of the constitutional ban on gay marriage in light of an ACLU lawsuit challenging it.
   
Walker has been a longtime supporter of the ban and voted for it in 2006.
   
Walker says voters don't talk to him about gay marriage and it's not an issue for him as governor because ultimately the constitutionality of the law will be decided in court.
   
When asked whether legalizing gay marriage would be good for the state's economy and values, Walker said, "I don't know what it means."
   
Walker's likely Democratic opponent, Mary Burke, supports legalizing gay marriage.