Fired N.C. Gay Teacher Files Federal Discrimination Lawsuit

U.S. federal court will be the venue for the latest employment suit brought by an LGBT person against a Catholic institution. Lonnie Billard, who in 2014 was fired from his job as an English and drama teacher at Charlotte Catholic…

Fired Church Worker Reaches Settlement with Montana Diocese; Other Employment Updates

Fired Teacher Settles Lawsuit in Montana Fired teacher Shaela Evenson settled her lawsuit against the Diocese of Helena, Montana, and Butte Central Catholic Schools  just weeks before the case went to trial. The parties have reached a private agreement. Evenson, a lesbian…

LGBT Church Worker Struggles Continue in Court, in Schools, and the Chancery

Disputes involving church workers and their Catholic employers have been on the rise the last several years as LGBT rights, particularly around marriage, spread. Below, Bondings 2.0 provides updates for recent incidents about which we have reported previously.…

Catholicism, Employment, & LGBT Issues

Employees of Catholic Institutions Who Have Been Fired, Forced to Resign, Had Offers Rescinded, or Had Their Jobs Threatened Because of LGBT Issues (Includes Dioceses with New Restrictive Contract Clauses, Positive Responses, Updates on Legal Cases, and Resources)  (updated November 4, 2016)  Compiled by…

NEWS NOTES: April 19, 2014

Here are some items that you might find of interest: 1)  The Montana Standard reported that Shaela Evenson, a lesbian teacher who was fired from a Butte, Montana Catholic school because she became pregnant while unmarried, has given birth to a baby boy.  Both…