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Lesbian Guidance Counselor Facing Firing to Appear on “The Ellen Show”

A church worker placed on leave after her same-gender marriage became known to Catholic officials will appear on The Ellen Show tomorrow after weeks of support from the school community where she works. Read More

Catholic High School Threatens to Fire Lesbian Teacher, Asks Her to Dissolve Marriage to Wife

A Catholic high school in Indiana has asked a lesbian employee to dissolve her same-gender marriage if she wants to remain employed and threatened to fire her if she went public about the school's request. Read More

Firing of LGBT Church Workers a “Very Difficult Question,” Says Cardinal

A leading U.S. cardinal has said the firing of LGBT church workers is "a very difficult question." Read More

Lesbian Softball Coach’s Forced Resignation Reveals Contradiction at Catholic School

A church worker in Michigan has been forced to resign after her Catholic employer and the local diocese expressed concern about the worker's upcoming same-gender marriage. Read More

Firing LGBT Church Workers Is the Real Cause of Scandal Damaging the Church

The recent firing of two gay church workers has prompted new reflections on what is truly scandalous about these employment disputes and the damage they are causing. Read More

Fired for Being Gay, Minister Shares Why He Isn’t Leaving the Church

A fired church worker has said he will not proceed with legal action but instead remain inside the Church and promote inclusion for LGBT Catholics. Read More

Lesbian Teacher Fired by Catholic School Over Her Same-Gender Marriage

A lesbian educator was fired for entering a same-gender marriage, the second such firing to become public in the past week and evidence that discrimination in Catholic institutions is still very much present. Read More

As Christmas Approaches, Priest Fires Three Gay Musicians, Dismisses Liturgical Minister

With Christmas approaching, news has broken that three parish musicians were fired from their positions at two Minnesota parishes because they are in same-gender marriages. Protests against the decision led to the further dismissal of a parish leader from liturgical ministries. Read More

Bishop: Diocese Would Be “Irreparably Damaged” If Unable to Fire Church Workers

Bishop Peter Jugis of Charlotte made his remarks while being deposed in the federal court case of Lonnie Billard, who was fired from Charlotte Catholic High School in 2014 when his engagement to a man became public. Jugis said in the deposition that continuing to employ church workers who advocate against or violate "fundamental moral tenets" of church teaching would be a cause for "scandal." The Charlotte Observer reported further. . . Read More

Joining Pope Francis, We Pray (and Act) for Church Worker Justice

More work remains, however, as LGBT church workers and others who are simply supportive of equality remain vulnerable. More than 70 have lost their jobs in LGBT-related employment disputes over the last decade. Due to religious exemptions, there have been few legal victories thus far. Catholic institutions largely lack relevant non-discrimination policies. Now is the time to take action. . . Read More