Here’s gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker’s response to Gov. Parnell’s announcement that his administration will appeal Sunday’s federal court ruling lifting the Alaska’s gay marriage ban. There’s something here for nearly everyone, except for those who want a clear stand. He seems to indicate that the appeal is unwise, however, he stops short of saying that he would or wouldn’t appeal if he were Parnell:
I continue to view marriage as the union of a man and a woman. However, as governor, I will place my hand on the Bible and swear to uphold the laws of the land.
Governor Parnell has indicated he will appeal today’s district court decision. Upon taking office, I will review all major litigation in which the State is involved and determine the merits of pursuit, settlement or dismissal.
Despite my personal views on marriage, with the State’s dire financial crisis, pursuing expensive litigation that has little chance of victory is an unwise use of our dwindling resources. “