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Gay Teacher Fired After School Notified of Wedding to Partner

A gay man lost his jobs at a Catholic school and a church weeks after marrying his husband. Matthew LaBanca said in a YouTube video that he had been fired from teaching at St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy in New York City as well as from being the music director at Corpus Christi Church on October 13. He said he was terminated because someone told the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn about his wedding in August. In the video he says, “A diocesan committee of high-ranking officials met for almost six weeks, something unheard of, to discuss the fate of my employment and to answer the question ‘Should Matthew be allowed to remain at his jobs?’ The answer turned out to be no.”

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