Church threatens to end work in D.C. over marriage equality

11/12/2009 | Washington Post, The

The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., has threatened to suspend its charity services for the District of Columbia if the city's government legalizes gay marriage. Although the church would not be required to perform same-sex weddings under legislation being considered by the City Council, it would have to follow laws prohibiting discrimination against gays and would be required to extend benefits to same-sex partners.

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