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Gay band director fired by Catholic school for planning to marry partner

| Sunday, May 25, 2014
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MACON, Ga. -- An openly gay band director at a Macon, Ga., Catholic school has been fired after announcing plans to marry his partner later this year, and students and parents are protesting the firing to the school's board of trustees.

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Teachers criticize Catholic school contracts that regulate their private lives

| Saturday, May 24, 2014
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OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Roman Catholic Dioceses in Oakland and Cincinnati have come under fire for new morality clauses that require teachers to conform to church teachings in their private lives.

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Catholic school apologizes for omitting girl’s tux photo, offers to reprint yearbook

| Thursday, May 22, 2014
Jessica Urbina
SAN FRANCISCO -- A Catholic prep school in California has issued a public apology and offered to reprint the school's yearbook after intentionally omitting a senior's photo from because she wore a tuxedo.

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Catholic principal regrets using Ellen DeGeneres photo in dance invitation

| Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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NEWTOWN, Pa. -- The principal of a Catholic elementary school in suburban Philadelphia is apologizing to parents for having used a photo of celebrity Ellen DeGeneres on an invitation to an Oscars-themed graduation dance.

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Portrait of girl in tuxedo omitted from Catholic school’s yearbook

| Friday, May 16, 2014
Jessica Urbina
SAN FRANCISCO — A Catholic high school in San Francisco came under fire on Friday for refusing to include a portrait of a female student wearing a tuxedo in the school yearbook.

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Catholic Church fires woman from job feeding the hungry over her same-sex marriage

| Thursday, May 15, 2014
Colleen Simon
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph has fired a woman in charge of distributing food to the homeless and hungry after learning she is gay and in a same-sex marriage.

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Pope to convene synod to discuss gay marriage, divorce, contraception

| Friday, May 2, 2014
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The Vatican will convene an meeting of senior clerics this fall to re-examine church teachings on its most controversial issues: same-sex relations, divorce and contraception.

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Gay administrator fired by Catholic school for marrying partner gets new job

| Saturday, April 26, 2014
Joshua Trujillo, seattlepi.com (AP)Former Eastside Catholic High School Vice Principal Mark Zmuda attends a news conference in downtown Seattle on Friday, March 7, 2014 to announce a discrimination and wrongful termination lawsuit against the school and the Archdiocese of Seattle.
MERCER ISLAND, Wash. — The Mercer Island, Wash., School District says it plans to hire a gay administrator who was forced out of his job at a suburban Catholic school after his same-sex marriage.

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Advocate for homeless LGBT youth calls on Pope to end religion’s anti-gay messaging

| Sunday, April 13, 2014
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NEW YORK -- Homeless LGBT youth advocate Carl Siciliano, executive director of the Ali Forney Center, America's largest shelter for homeless LGBT youth, is calling on Pope Francis to to lead the world's religious communities in bringing an end to the "grave moral failure" by the Church to embrace LGBT youth and families.

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Argentine president to be godmother to lesbian couple’s baby

| Friday, April 4, 2014
Cristina Fernandez
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez has agreed to be the godmother of a lesbian couple's baby in a Roman Catholic cathedral.

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