February 22, 2018

Lesbian teacher gets fired from Catholic school a day after getting married

12 February 2018, 06:30 | Winston Chapman

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A group of about 20 parents showed up at the school Friday demanding an explanation.

A teacher at a Catholic school in Miami has been fired after marrying her female partner.

One parent told the paper: "We were extremely livid". However, some parents are fuming with the school's decision and organised a protest demanding to know why Morffi was sacked, but say they still haven't been given a satisfactory reason.

The school notified parents in a letter, and many of them were outraged.

Sts. Peter and Paul did not respond to a request for comment. Cini and other parents said they didn't know or care about Morffi's sexual orientation. Agosta asserted that policy prohibits the discussion of personnel matters.

"As a teacher in a Catholic school their responsibility is partly for the spiritual growth of the children", Agosta told the Herald. "One has to understand that in any corporation, institution or organization there are policies and procedures and teachings and traditions that are adhered to".

In April 2014, after a judge in Florida lifted the state's ban on same-sex marriage, Archbishop Thomas Wenski, who oversees Miami's Catholic archdiocese, sent a message to all employees, according to the Religion News Service.

Per the Archdiocese of Miami's policy, Catholic school teachers are considered church representatives and are expected to abide by Catholic teachings. Any conduct "inconsistent" with that could result in disciplinary action, including termination. The Miami-Dade County antidiscrimination law, which covers anti-LGBT discrimination, has an exemption for religious institutions. But it's even more important to pass comprehensive statewide protections'.

Jocelyn Morffi and Natasha Hass had booked the Key Largo Lighthouse estate for three days starting February 2, turning their wedding day into a wedding weekend. Peter and Paul students.

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Yet catholic school fires her exclusively bc she got a woman.

She was allegedly called into the principal's office and told that she had to resign, that afternoon. When Morffi refused to do the same, she was sacked.

Morffi announced her shock news on social media.

"Its the Catholic church and they dont allow lesbians nevermind gay marriage", one person said.

"You know, to be a Catholic, you're taught to be forgiving".

Now, parents at Sts.

'This teacher in particular has made such a contribution to the school. She never forces her own convictions on others. That's when she learned she was no longer employed. The school says Morffi broke the terms of her contract.

'This is really bad, ' said Simon.

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