HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey announced Monday that he favors gay marriage, the latest of several lawmakers to change positions on the issue now before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Casey said he made the shift after reviewing the legal, public policy and civil rights questions involved, as well as letters from Pennsylvania families.
“If two people of the same sex fall in love and want to marry, why would our government stand in the way?” Casey said. “At a time when many Americans lament a lack of commitment in our society between married men and women, why would we want less commitment and fewer strong marriages?”
NewsRadio 1020 KDKA’s Bill Rehkopf talked with Charlie Gerow from Central Pennsylvania’s Quantum Communications about the political effects of Senator Casey’s stance.
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