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Scott Walker's Sons Disagree With Their Dad On Gay Marriage, But Won't Try To Change His Mind

GOP potential presidential candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is expected to announce his candidacy next month, speak
GOP potential presidential candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is expected to announce his candidacy next month, speaks at the Road to Majority 2015 convention, Saturday June 20, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

While Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's (R) sons disagree with their father about same-sex marriage, they're not trying to change his mind on the matter.

"Matt and I aren't necessarily changing his stances on any issues," said 19-year-old Alex Walker, who spoke to CNN along with Matt Walker, 21. CNN's interview with the brothers was published Sunday.

Asked whether they had tried to make their father reconsider his stance, Alex said, "no."

"We respect his opinion on things," he added.

In an interview with The Washington Post earlier this month, Walker's wife, Tonette, revealed that Alex and Matt were disappointed with their father's criticism of the Supreme Court's recent ruling in favor of marriage equality.

"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," she said.

The Wisconsin governor supports a constitutional amendment that would allow states to ban same-sex marriage. He told the Post that, when discussing his political stances with his family, he tried "finding a different way of explaining it, so they can appreciate where I am coming from."

Walker is expected to announce his presidential bid Monday in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

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