The GOP has come up with their latest reason to oppose gay marriage. It’s not so much about the sanctity of marriage anymore, or the need for children to have a mother and father…they’ve about given up on the legal angle as they’re not getting support from the courts and more and more states are approving same-sex marriage.
The reason du jour is that it would be a huge burden on small businesses to have to add new spouses to their health insurance packages.
Republicans can reach a broader base by recasting gay marriage as an issue that could dent pocketbooks as small businesses spend more on health care and other benefits, GOP Chairman Michael Steele said Saturday.
Never mind that BushCo never missed a chance to encourage marriage. But only among straight folk.
I guess straight spouses don’t cost the small business owner anything to cover them on the company health plan.
These guys are pathetic. Really.