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Judge allows gay administrator’s lawsuit against Catholic school to go forward

| Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Mark Zmuda
SEATTLE -- A lawsuit against a Washington state Catholic high school that fired an openly gay administrator after he married his same-sex partner can move forward, a judge has ruled.

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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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Gay former vice-principal sues Catholic school for wrongful termination

| Thursday, March 6, 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.
A gay vice principal who was forced out of his job at Eastside Catholic School filed a discrimination and wrongful termination lawsuit against the school and church on Friday. Lawyers for the church and school planned to respond immediately with a motion arguing King County Superior Court does not have jurisdiction to hear the case without violating the First Amendment.

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Catholic school says it won’t rehire gay administrator who married partner

| Friday, January 24, 2014
Mark Zmuda
SEATTLE -- A Catholic school in a Seattle suburb says it won't rehire gay Vice-Principal Mark Zmuda, who was forced out in December after his same-sex marriage.

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Catholic school leader who ousted gay vice principal resigns

| Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Sister Mary E. Tracy, SNJM
SEATTLE -- The president of a Catholic school in Washington state who allegedly fired a gay vice principal becuase he married his same-sex partner, then suggested he divorce to keep his job, has resigned in the aftermath of the turmoil that followed that decision.

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After much prayer, church stands by decision to oust gay administrator

| Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Mark Zmuda (right) and husband Dana Jergens.
SEATTLE -- The Archdiocese of Seattle said Wednesday it won't change its mind about rehiring a gay vice principal who was encouraged to leave a Seattle-area Catholic high school after school officials learned he had married his same-sex partner.

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Catholic school that forced out gay administrator keeps lesbian music coach

| Friday, January 10, 2014
Stephanie Merrow (right) and Jenny Frazier
SAMMAMISH, Wash. -- A part-time musical coach at a Catholic school in Washington state who recently announced she is engaged to her same-sex partner said Thursday the school has given her a new employment agreement as an independent contractor.

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2nd instructor at Seattle Catholic school fears dismissal over planned wedding

| Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Stephanie Merrow (right) and Jenny Frazier
SEATTLE -- A part-time musical coach at a Catholic school in Washington state said Tuesday she is engaged to her same-sex partner and is nervous about how school leaders will handle the news after they forced out a vice principal who married his partner.

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Gay educator says Catholic school suggested he divorce to keep his job

| Monday, January 6, 2014
Mark Zmuda (right) and husband Dana Jergens.
SEATTLE -- A former vice principal at a Catholic school said he was fired for marrying his male partner and that the school's leader suggested he could get a divorce to keep the job.

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Catholic students rally to protest ‘forced’ departure of gay vice-principal

| Saturday, December 21, 2013
Joshua Trukillo, SeattlePI.com (AP)
SEATTLE — Students at a Seattle-area Catholic school are gaining national attention for their protest over the forced departure of a gay vice principal.

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