Huffington Post reports that conservative Democratic Sen. Bob Casey has shifted his position and now backs same-sex marriage. “After much deliberation and after reviewing the legal, public policy and civil-rights questions presented, I support marriage equality for same-sex couples and believe that DOMA should be repealed,” Casey said in as tatement to Philadelphia Gay News. Following his recent change-of-position to favor new gun-control laws, observers say that Casey is growing increasingly distant from his Republican base—and may have to jump ship to the Democratic Party to preserve his electability.
(Checks notes.) Wait. Casey is already a Democrat? Who knew?