America Blog
October 18, 2012
Responding to repeated claims that marriage equality forces Catholic Charities to stop providing services, Meade explained that the Vatican actually ended those services because it didn’t like the fact that abiding by local non-discrimination laws (not marriage legislation) Catholic Charities placed 13 children with same-sex couples over 17 years. So the Vatican chose to shut down Catholic Charities’ adoption services. It had nothing to do with marriage legislation.

Facts like this dismantle the common "religious freedom" argument often cited by anti-LGBT activists.