Seven members have resigned from the board of Catholic Charities, the social services agency of the Catholic Church, over a dispute with the Church about same-sex adoptions. In an official statement late yesterday, Catholic Charities cited the members' concern over "the issue of an exemption protecting the work of Catholic Charities in its adoption policy." Their departure came on the same day Governor Mitt Romney met with Church leaders who are seeking an exemption from anti-discrimination laws that govern adoptions by same-sex couples.
Among those resigning, WBUR's General Manager Paul LaCamera, former television reporter Brian Leary, and Peter Meade, executive vice president for BlueCross BlueShield. Morning Edition speaks with Meade, who, until last month was the president of the Catholic Charities board.
This program aired on March 2, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.