Palo Alto urged not to fund Catholic Charities – But city council finance committee agrees to grant money

The following comes from an April 17 story on Palo Alto Online.
With Catholic Charities facing allegations of discrimination from gay-rights advocates in Massachusetts, Illinois, and Washington, D.C., Palo Alto officials found themselves debating on Tuesday night whether the organization’s local chapter should continue to draw grant funding from the city.

On Tuesday night, April 16, the City Council’s Finance Committee decided that it should, despite an impassioned argument from a member of the city’s Human Relations Commission. If the council approves the committee’s decision in May, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County will receive a $5,000 grant to provide ombudsman services to seniors at local assisted-living facilities.