Faith-Based Charities and the Gay-Marriage Debate

Faith-Based Charities and the Gay-Marriage Debate

Catholic Charities is threatening to suspend its work with city government if the D.C. Council moves forward with a proposed same-sex marriage law. We talk with the organization's CEO about religion and public policy.

One of Washington's largest social service providers is threatening to suspend its work with the city because of a same-sex marriage proposal. But some have charged that Catholic Charities is playing a game of political hardball and using the city's at-risk population as a bargaining chip. We talk with Catholic Charities' CEO about the intersection of religion, public policy and social services.

Guests

Ed Orzechowski

President & CEO, Catholic Charities of Washington DC

Links

"Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Equality Act of 2009" (from the website of D.C. Councilmember David Catania )

Ed Orzechowski's commentary on WAMU 88.5 (November 16, 2009)

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