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WATCH: Scott Walker’s Sons Won’t Change His Mind on Marriage Equality

WATCH: Scott Walker’s Sons Won’t Change His Mind on Marriage Equality


On the eve of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's presidential campaign announcement, his sons reveal how the family handles the tension of divergent opinions on marriage equality.

In advance of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's anticipated presidential campaign launch Monday, CNN's Dana Bash took a trip to the Governor's mansion in Madison to get to know the Walker family.

In sitting down with the governor's sons, Matt, 21, and Alex, 19, Bash dove into the tension between the young men's support for marriage equality, contrasted with their father's stalwart opposition.

Bash recounts how the younger Walkers "complained" to their mother about their father calling the recent Supreme Court decision a "grave mistake," then took up the topic with the governor himself.

"We talked to him -- like any family we have disagreements," Matt told Bash. "He just explained his position and that was it."

"Matt and I aren't necessarily changing his stances on any issues," Alex added. "We respect his opinion on things."

For his part, last month Walker denounced the landmark Supreme Court ruling bringing marriage equality to all 50 states, saying that he believes marriage should be between one man and one woman, and that the legal definition of such a union should be left up to the states. He did suggest the idea of amending the U.S. Constitution to let states ban marriage equality, though his support of such an effort pales in comparison to his Republican rivals Sen. Ted Cruz, who introduced a bill that would limit federal recognition of marriages earlier this year, and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, whose desire to pass an antigay amendment has become a central talking point of his campaign.

Watch CNN's interview with Matt and Alex Walker below.

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