Charlotte Observer
February 13, 2012


A popular music director at St. Gabriel Catholic Church in south Charlotte, North Carolina, lost his job last month for marrying his longtime partner in New York, one of seven states to recognize same-sex marriages. Under a recent Supreme Court ruling, the firing appears legal.


A sad and heartbreaking story about how a qualified minister has been removed from his position. There is very little that can be done legally to reinstate Steav Bates-Congdon.