Gay Marriage

Gay Catholic School Teacher Fired over Wedding Pictures

They appeared in a local newspaper

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A gay teacher at a Catholic high school in Southern California lost his job after his wedding pictures were published in a local newspaper, according to the teacher's lawyer.

Ken Bencomo, 45, was fired from St. Lucy's Priory after marrying his partner of 10 years, the San Bernardino Sun reported.

Officials were aware of Bencomo's sexual orientation for at least 10 of the 17 years he worked at the school, according to his lawyer Patrick McGarrigle.

"The reason given was that the marriage occurred and the school's position was that it violated church teachings," McGarrigle said.

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