Defending the family by attacking it

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Be glad you don't work for Catholic Charities in Washington. DC, because the battle over same-sex marriage just hit you in the pocketbook.

The DC law recognizing same-sex marriages requires anyone who has contracts with the district to provide equal spousal benefits to employees, regardless of the gender of the spouse. Catholic Charities says it cannot do so because following the law would violate church teaching, so it eliminated spousal benefits for new employees and current employees who have not elected to cover their spouses, effective yesterday.