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White Home says Biden continues to assist same-sex unions

FILE PHOTO: United States President Joe Biden walks towards reporters across the south lawn of the White House in Washington, United States on March 14, 2021. REUTERS / Cheriss May

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden continues to support same-sex unions, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday after the Vatican said priests cannot bless same-sex unions.

Psaki said Biden, a devout Catholic, received no personal response to the Vatican’s statement but did not change his own longstanding view of supporting same-sex unions.

“He continues to believe and support same-sex unions, as you know, and he has held that position for a long time,” Psaki told reporters at a regular meeting at the White House.

Reporting by Steve Holland; Letter from Andrea Shalal; Adaptation by Chris Reese