Firing of Two Gay Teachers at Cor Jesu Academy Prompts Outcry
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - There’s a call this morning for alumni of Cor Jesu Academy, an all-girls Catholic high school, to withhold their support for the school following the firing of two gay teachers.
More than 2,000 people have joined a private Facebook group supporting Olivia Reichert and Christina Gambaro. In addition to urging supporters to write and call school leaders, some are calling for alumni to no longer contribute to the school financially.
According to the Post-Dispatch, Reichert and Gambaro were asked to resign after the school received a copy of a mortgage application in their names. Cor Jesu officials say their relationship violates the moral contract faculty members are required to sign.
The two were married in New York this summer.
Gambaro tells the Vital Voice that her supporters have written letters to the school’s administration, telling them that they are withholding their financial support. Gambaro says it has made enough of an impact that the administration is having to address the dip in support.
It is legal in Missouri to fire employees based on sexual orientation.
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