Good for Sherrod Brown.
Something that Dems have too often failed to understand is that most persuadable voters don't actually care that much about most policy issues, except for some single issue voters. More than that, everybody "knows" Dems are pro-mandatory gay abortions, so running from those issues doesn't actually help you. Persuadable voters like politicians they perceive as standing up for what they believe, politicians with "principles," etc. Better to vote for the mandatory gay abortions than to be perceived as being a coward.