New spousal benefits won't be distributed by Catholic Charities

Social service group Catholic Charities of Washington D.C. will immediately cease distribution of new spousal benefits, the Advocate.com reported.
Catholic Charities ends new spousal healthcare benefits program amid Washington D.C.'s marriage equality law. (Courtesy of Advocate.com and Getty Images)

Social service group Catholic Charities, in preparation for Washington D.C.’s marriage equality law, will cease distribution of new spousal benefits effective immediately, the Advocate.com reported.

A branch of the Archdiocese of Washington, Catholic Charities will stop offering health insurance to new employee spouses and spouses who are not currently enrolled in the program, according to the Advocate.com.

The organization is against the new marriage equality law and has been limiting services possibly usable by gay couples. Last month, Catholic Charities ended its foster care and adoption program with the city.

According to the Advocate.com, the District of Columbia provides the organization with $22 million worth of support annually.

For more information, read the original Advocate.com article here.

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