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Teacher fired after posting her same-sex wedding pictures online

Teacher fired after posting her same-sex wedding pictures online

Peter and Paul Catholic School, was sacked Thursday, one day after returning from a trip to the Florida Keys to Wednesday Natasha Hass, the Miami Herald reports. In their eyes, I'm not the right kind of Catholic for my choice of partner, ' she wrote.

In a letter to parents, Principal Carlota Morales called it a "difficult and necessary" decision but did not offer an explanation.

Almost a dozen parents with children who had been in Mrs Morffi's class fronted the school to protest the firing, many calling her a "great teacher", adding they were aware she was gay.

While the parents say they weren't aware the teacher was gay, they say it isn't an issue.

"We were completely outraged, all of the parents", Samantha Mills, whose child was in Morffi's class previous year, told the Herald. "The way they handled this was just unbelievable".

While the school failed to respond to a comment, Archdiocese of Miami spokeswoman Mary Ross Agosta did confirm that Morffi had been fired.

According to the report, the principal of the school spoke to each of the parents individually but did not reveal the reason for the firing.

About 20 parents gathered at the school to demand answers and protest Ms Morffi's sacking, on Friday morning.

After almost seven years in her position, a lesbian teacher at a Miami Catholic school was sacked this week for marrying her wife.

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"We were extremely livid", one parent told the Miami Herald.

She added that she didn't know Morffi was a lesbian, but that she didn't care, saying: "Our only concern was the way she was with our children, the way she taught our children and this woman by far was one of the best teachers out there".

The termination was apparently triggered by a moral turpitude clause that was enacted, suggesting that had Mrs Morffi not posted about her wedding online she would have kept her job.

First-grade teacher Jocelyn Morffi lost her job at Sts. Morffi refused and school officials fired her the following day.

"When they sign the contract, the agreement is to follow policies, procedures and teachings of the Catholic Church. If something along the way does not continue to stay within that contract, then we have no other choice", Agosta said.

After judges in Florida lifted the states ban on same-sex marriage in 2015, Archbishop Thomas Wenski sent a memo to employees reminding them of the Archdiocese of Miamis policy.

Morffi's attorney told WPLG they are considering the next legal steps they can take.

She just minded that Morffi was "by a long shot a standout amongst other instructors out there". Parents were notified via a letter that evening.