In a piece in the Huffington Post, Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA) calls on Congress to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA):
"Connecticut, Iowa, and Massachusetts have already passed laws
recognizing same sex marriage and other states are moving in that
direction. The states are the proper forum to address this divisive
social and moral issue, not the Federal Government with a law that
attempts to set one national standard for marriage. Prohibition showed just how difficult it is to enforce law
establishing standards of personal behavior or morality. Coercion,
whether civic or legal, in matters of this kind rarely works. It
certainly won't halt public controversy surrounding the issue."
Specter also spells out his thoughts on hate crimes, ENDA, and Don't Ask, Don't Tell.