Originally Posted by Steven E. Webster
This is good news indeed! Not just for Pennsylvania, but for the whole nation. I understand that the Republican party is becoming more doubtful about the benefits of gay bashing--I don't know how much power they have in the Pennsylvania legislature, but I can tell you that even when they got the awful amendment passed here is Wisconsin, the Republicans lost their absolute control over the legislature and lost seats in Congress. They believe that turn out in the college towns to vote against the amendment (which unfortunately passed anyway) was bad for the Republicans.
Same thing happened in Ohio. After the iron-clad amendment passed, cracks started appearing in the armor of the Ohio GOP, and the fallout shows no signs of slowing.
Of course, having a corrupt Republican governor convicted of felonies while in office didn't help them either.