Catholic Church Threatens To Fire British Gay Teachers Who Marry

Think Progress LGBT
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January 29, 2013

The Catholic Church continues to demonstrate that it will employ any tactic — no matter how deplorable — to oppose same-sex marriage. The Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, has now said that any teachers in Britain’s Catholic Schools who have “a partnership of intimacy with another person, outside a form of marriage approved by the church…can be removed from office.” PinkNews cited a statement a Church spokesman made to the UK’s Sunday Times: The expectation is that [school] leaders and those who aspire to leadership positions will make substantive life choices that are in conformity with the gospel and the teaching of the Catholic Church.