The excuse is that the law would require them to extend same-sex benefits to employees.
"If the city requires this, we can't do it," Susan Gibbs, spokeswoman for the archdiocese, said Wednesday. "The city is saying in order to provide social services, you need to be secular. For us, that's really a problem."
I'm sure there will be a big rush of church employees looking to get hitched with their same-sex partners once the law passes...
If politics have become more important to the archdiocese than charity, then they're in the wrong business.