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Employees of Catholic Institutions Who Have Been Fired, Forced to Resign, Had Offers Rescinded, or Had Their Jobs Threatened Because of LGBT Issues (Includes Dioceses with New Restrictive Contract Clauses, Positive Responses, Updates on Legal Cases, and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

Catholic Parish Quits Interfaith Service Rather Than Host Married Gay Musician

Despite Pope Francis’ encouragement for church leaders to drop their “obsession” with marriage equality for lesbian and gay couples, some persist in this respect, some times to the point of absurdity, as this story from Charlotte, North Carolina, illustrates. Back…

Fired Transgender Teacher Scores Points in Court Case

2013 has been the year of the fired LGBT church worker.  We’ve been reporting on the plight of these unjustly dismissed people since the beginning of the year, when we let you know about the story of Mark Krolikowski (as he…

Church Music Director Fired For Marrying His Partner of 23 Years

In another case which illustrates that Catholics in the pews are much more accepting of LGBT issues than some Catholic leaders are, The Charlotte Observer reports that a North Carolina parish music director was fired from his job because he…