In an article on Bob Casey Jr.
…Casey, meanwhile, has flip-flopped on adoption of children by gays. (In a 2002 questionnaire submitted to the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference — the state’s Catholic bishops organization — he said he opposed "legislation allowing homosexual couples to adopt children." In a 2004 questionnaire submitted to PCC, he reversed course, saying he opposed "legislation prohibiting homosexual couples from adopting children.")
…I don’t support gay marriage, but I also don’t support a constitutional amendment banning it," Casey told The Philadelphia Jewish Voice in October 2005. "However, I do support same sex unions that would give gay couples all the rights, privileges and protections of marriage."
That position put Casey at odds with the proposed Pennsylvania Marriage Amendment, which, like Ohio’s, prohibits legal recognition of same-sex unions. The amendment was approved 137-60 in the Pennsylvania statehouse in June, but then stalled in the state senate when it was stripped of the language prohibiting recognition of same sex unions, before passing 38 to 12. (In Pennsylvania, an amendment cannot be placed on the ballot until it has passed both legislative houses in identical form in two consecutive legislative sessions.)
This race has been hailed as one between two pro-life Catholics and it is in fact a good thing that the Democrat saw that they needed to run someone pro-life against Sen. Santorum. For quite a while Casey had been leading Santorum by double-digits, but the gap has recently been closing to be within six points. As of yesterday, finally Bob Casey Jr. has agreed to four debates with Sen. Santorum. His tactic of coasting in without opening his mouth was probably a good idea while he led decisively. But this has failed him in the past in other elections he lost while initially leading. Unfortunately Bob Casey Jr. is no Bob Casey Sr.