03/28/2008 02:43 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Catholic Charities Stop Providing Adoption Services, State Law Requires They Consider Gay Parents...

The Boston Archdiocese's Catholic Charities said Friday it would stop providing adoption services because state law requires them to consider gays and lesbians as parents.

The social services arm of the Roman Catholic archdiocese has provided adoption services for the state for about two decades, and said it would discontinue once it completes its contract with the state. But it says state law allowing gays to adopt runs counter to church teachers on homosexuality.

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