WISCONSIN: Son Of Governor Acted As Witness At Same-Sex Wedding

Via the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

Gov. Scott Walker may be having a little trouble stating his position on gay marriage these days. Not so his son Alex. Alex Walker, who will be a sophomore this fall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, recently acted as the state-required witness to a gay marriage in Waukesha County. Records show Shelli Marquardt and Cathy Priem married at the Waukesha County Courthouse on June 9. Alex Walker, 19, scribbled his signature on the marriage certificate as one of two adult witnesses to the wedding. The certificate is on file with the Waukesha County register of deeds. Laurel Patrick, a spokeswoman for the governor, confirmed Thursday that Walker’s son was present for the event for the lesbian couple. One of the two women, Patrick noted, is a relative of first lady Tonette Walker. “Shelli Marquardt is the first lady’s cousin,” Patrick said in a statement. “She is a part of the Walker family who they dearly love.”

About 600 gay couples married during the week it was legal in Wisconsin. The case is now before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.