According to today's New York Times:
"Gary L. Bauer, president of American Values, a conservative advocacy group, said that if Mr. Obama extended benefits to same-sex partners of federal workers, he would 'provoke a furious grass-roots reaction, reinvigorate the conservative coalition and undermine his efforts to portray himself as a moderate on social issues.'"
Really? A grass-roots movement sparked because someone wants health insurance for their spouse? People are ABSURD.