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White House says Biden continues to support same-sex unions

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden walks across the South Lawn of the White House towards reporters, in Washington, U.S., March 14, 2021. REUTERS/Cheriss May

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden continues to support same-sex unions, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday after the Vatican said priests cannot bless same-sex unions.

Psaki said Biden, a devout Catholic, had no personal response to the Vatican statement, but had not changed his own longstanding view backing same-sex unions.

“He continues to believe, and support same-sex unions, as you know, and he’s long had that position,” Psaki told reporters at a regular White House briefing.

Reporting by Steve Holland; writing by Andrea Shalal; editing by Chris Reese