Washington D.C. Catholic Charities Screws All New Employees To Avoid Gay Spousal Benefits

Unless you are gay that is……

To ensure its homophobic and bigoted HATE faith, Catholic Charities starting Tuesday, will not offer benefits to spouses of new employees or to spouses of current employees who are not already enrolled in the plan. A letter describing the change in health benefits was e-mailed to employees Monday, two days before same-sex marriage will become legal in the District. ‘We looked at all the options and implications,’ said the charity’s president, Edward J. Orzechowski. ‘This allows us to continue providing services, comply with the city’s new requirements and remain faithful to the church’s teaching.’ Catholic Charities, which receives $22 million from the city for social service programs, protested in the run-up to the council’s December vote to allow same-sex marriage, saying that it might not be able to continue its contracts with the city, including operating homeless shelters and facilitating city-sponsored adoptions.”

So what they’re really saying is that they’re afraid some of their employees will marry their same-sex partners and by doing this can stay on the city gravey train for the 22 million a year since after all they need to recoup all the money they paid out for all the priest/child abuse lawsuits.

And now it will just be a matter of time until The Drudge Report and uber wingnut Dr. Gary L. Cass .press to characterize this as “Catholic Charities of DC forced to deny spousal benefits to workers because of DC Same-Sex marriage law” and adds it to their litany of lies as to why granting gays equal rights is an assault on their freedom of religion.  Because we all know THEY LOVE to play the maryrs.

Whu ANY Gay man or Lesbian would evcen be a Catholic anymore let alone work for that vile and hateful religion is beyond me anyway.

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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  1. Big fan of your blog, Will. Just put up a piece on the topic on my very new, very modest blog. Would love it if you stopped by sometime to check it out. thanks.

    "On Wednesday, March 3rd, loving couples in DC will be able to be married regardless of their genitalia. As a result, DC employees of Catholic Charities learned that spouses will no longer be covered by company's new health plan.

    Let's break this down, shall we?"

    http://democratdeal.blogspot.com/2010/03/what-difference-day-makes-in-dc-for.html

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