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Pennsylvania U.S. Senate race declared as of 8:44PM:

Date: 
November 07, 2006

Bob Casey 66 percent, Rick Santorum 34 percent

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 — Rick Santorum, the third-ranking GOP senator, compared same-sex marriage to “man on child, man on dog” sex. He supported allowing faith-based service providers to discriminate in hiring based on religion with federal dollars and to proselytize. Casey opposes a federal marriage amendment that would ban same-sex marriage and he supports civil unions.

Statement from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Inc. 

“We are thrilled, ecstatic and overjoyed that Rick Santorum has been thrashed at the polls. His extreme and gratuitous homophobia will no longer pollute the Senate. Good riddance.” —  Matt Foreman, Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Inc.

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The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the political power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community from the ground up. We do this by training activists, organizing broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, and by building the organizational capacity of our movement. Our Policy Institute, the movement’s premier think tank, provides research and policy analysis to support the struggle for complete equality and to counter right-wing lies. As part of a broader social justice movement, we work to create a nation that respects the diversity of human expression and identity and creates opportunity for all. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., we also have offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis and Cambridge.