Ohio teacher sues Cincinnati archdiocese after dismissal for out-of-wedlock pregnancy
January 04, 2013
The Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Ohio, is defending the decision to dismiss a Catholic-school teacher who became pregnant outside marriage.
Kathleen Quinlan has filed a lawsuit, claiming that her dismissal from the Ascension School in Kettering was the result of sexual discrimination, since the archdiocese does not fire male employees who engage in extra-marital relations. The archdiocese says that her dismissal was necessary because of an “open violation of Catholic teachings.” A Church spokesman admitted that it is unfortunate the young woman is left without medical benefits, but said her pregnancy would have set “a horrible example to the children.”
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