His campaign offers a correction to one detail in this post:
1. Senator Specter did not vote in favor of a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in 2004. Senator Specter voted for cloture in a procedural vote to bring the amendment to the floor, however he clearly stated his opposition to the amendment several times:
"I would not support a constitutional amendment at this time. I think the issue is being handled by the states." --Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter (R), on the Federal Marriage Amendment, (AP, July 18, 2004)
2. On the merits of the bill, Senator Specter spoke on the floor on July 14, 2004 and said: "On this state of the record, it is premature to consider altering the Constitution, the most successful organic document in history which has preserved and enshrined the values of our Nation."