Gay teacher fired from Catholic school weds in NYC

1:39 PM, Mar 10, 2012   |    comments
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NEW YORK (AP) - A gay teacher fired from a Roman Catholic school outside St. Louis after church officials learned he was planning to get married has tied the knot in a ceremony in New York.

Al Fischer lost his job in February after an official with the Archdiocese of St. Louis overheard him telling co-workers about his plans to wed his partner of 20 years. He had been a music teacher at the St. Ann Catholic School in Normandy, Mo.

The New York Times reports that Fischer and his partner, Charlie Robin, were married in a ceremony in front of a fountain in Central Park.

New York legalized same-sex marriage last year. Missouri still doesn't allow it. The archdiocese said Friday that Fischer was publicly demonstrating a life inconsistent with Catholic teaching.

___ Information from: The New York Times

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3/10/2012 8:59:29 AM (GMT -6:00)








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