"Now all of a sudden I've got someone who wasn't a spouse before, that I had no responsibility for, who is now getting claimed as a spouse that I now have financial responsibility for. So how do I pay for that? Who pays for that? You just cost me money.''
Michael Steel, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, giving an address to the Republican state convention in Georgia, and appearing to say that the equal treatment of legal gay and lesbian spouses would be an undue financial burden on small businesses. (Associated Press)
Satirical look at Steele's statement from Lee Stranahan: