Quote of the Week: ""I don't sense a huge demand..."

"I don't sense a huge demand from most Tennesseans."

—Gov. Bill Haslam in a Sept. 8 Chattanooga Times-Free Press story reporting on his lack of interest in offering health benefits to same-sex partners of state employees. However, a Vanderbilt University poll last May found that 62 percent of 813 registered voters in Tennessee supported health insurance and other employee benefits for gay and lesbian workers.