- Associated Press - Friday, January 9, 2015

MIAMI (AP) - Thousands of employees in Miami’s Catholic Archdiocese got a memo from Archbishop Thomas Wenski after judges in Florida lifted the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

The Miami Herald (https://hrld.us/1xYb2JS ) reports the note sent Tuesday quoted from the employee handbook and included a statement from the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops reiterating opposition to same-sex marriage.

Gay rights and civil-rights groups across the country questioned the archbishop’s memo. Some wondered if it put church workers in the position of wondering whether they were risking their jobs to attend same-sex wedding celebrations.

The Miami archdiocese has 8,300 employees in Monroe, Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

Wenski told the newspaper the policy applies to all employees because they agree not to “engage in actions that otherwise contradict the mission” of the church.


Information from: The Miami Herald, https://www.herald.com

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