A conservative public interest law firm is suing the city of San Francisco for its "startling attack" on the Catholic Church.
The lawsuit stems from an "anti-Catholic" resolution passed unanimously last month by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
The resolution, according to the Thomas More Law Center, condemned the Catholic Church's moral teachings on homosexuality and urged Catholic leaders to defy Vatican directives telling Catholic agencies not to place children with same-sex couples.
The lawsuit, brought on behalf of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights and two San Francisco Catholic citizens, said the nonbinding resolution violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution.
San Francisco supervisors passed the resolution on March 21 after the Vatican's Cardinal-elect William Levada - the former San Francisco archbishop - said Catholic agencies "should not place children for adoption in homosexual households."