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Employees of Catholic Institutions Who Have Been Fired, Forced to Resign, Had Offers Rescinded, or Had Their Jobs Threatened Because of LGBT Issues (Includes Dioceses with New Restrictive Contract Clauses, Positive Responses, Updates on Legal Cases, and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 May 24, 2017)  Compiled by…

Gay Teacher Fired from Catholic Prep School for Applying for Marriage License

A teacher at a Catholic prep school in Pennsylvania has been fired from his position of twelve years on the same day that he and his partner applied for a marriage license. Michael Griffin, who taught French and Spanish at…

On Labor Day, Let’s Remember LGBT People Fired from Catholic Institutions

Today is Labor Day in the United States, a time when we stop to celebrate the gifts of all workers in our society.  Labor Day always happens on the first Monday in September, right in the middle of  back-to-school season.…

Catholic John Doe Fears for His Church Job Because of Marriage Equality Contribution

The Minnesota Catholic hierarchy’s strong support of the state’s proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-gender marriage has prompted the government’s campaign finance board to take an extraordinary measure to protect a Catholic contributor to the organization working for the amendment’s…

Fired Minnesota Catholic School Teacher Calls for Dialogue on Marriage Equality

A 46-year old Catholic school teacher in Moorehead, Minnesota, has lost her job because of her personal conviction in favor of marriage equality. Trish Cameron, who taught at St. Joseph’s Catholic School, says she is now praying for a healthier…