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Philly-area Catholic school administrator says gay marriage cost job

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 8, 2015 9:18 AM
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(Merion) -- The director of religious education at a suburban Philadelphia Catholic school says she was fired because of her same-sex marriage.

Waldron Mercy Academy in Merion sent an email Friday informing parents of Margie Winters' dismissal.

Principal Nell Stetser said the school must comply with Catholic teaching and that she had a duty to protect its future.

Winters was hired in 2007. She and her wife got married the same year in Boston.

Winters says she was told she could be open with faculty but should avoid discussing her personal life with parents.

Winters said she kept a low profile about her marriage but at least two students' parents found out and complained.

Waldron Mercy Academy parents and alumni say they're meeting Wednesday in support of Winters.

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