Originally Posted by mr. tegu
I think I am reading your post incorrectly. In the context of my post, how are you suggesting it affects the opponents? (Because I don't see how it does).
It affects opponents (who in, my example, are religious employers who want to provide health insurance to spouses) because it forces them to either stop providing health care insurance for the people they recognize as spouses or to begin providing health care coverage for spouses that the state recognizes but they do not.
"Well, it is one thing for Bill Clinton to say, I feel your pain. It is another thing for Barack Obama to say I feel your pain that I have caused." - George Will