Scott Walker ‘doesn’t know’ if being gay is a choice

Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker has admitted he “doesn’t know” if being gay is a choice.

The outspoken opponent of same-sex marriage and Wisconsin Governor made the comments to CNN.

He said: “I don’t have an opinion on every single issue out there. I mean, to me, that’s, I don’t know. I don’t know the answer to that question [of whether being gay is a choice].”

Despite being strongly opposed to the right of same-sex couples to marry, Walker has actually already attended a same-sex wedding.

He insisted previously: “Even though my position on marriage is still that its defined as between a man and a woman, and I support the constitution of the state but for someone I love, we’ve been to a reception.”

Describing the issue as “personal”, he said the wedding was of a family member.

The 2016 presidential hopeful, who launched campaign last week, earlier this week voiced his support of the recent ban on gay troop leaders in the Boy Scouts of America.

He insisted that the ban had “protected children”.