Thursday, January 12, 2017
Teacher Fired For Marrying Same-Sex Partner Sues Catholic High School
The North Carolina ACLU yesterday announced the filing of a federal lawsuit on behalf of a teacher who was fired by a Catholic high school in Charlotte after the teacher announced on Facebook that he planned to marry his long-time same-sex partner. Plaintiff Lonnie Billard had taught for over ten years at the school and in 2012 was named the Teacher of the Year. The lawsuit alleges that the firing violates Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. WFAE reports on the lawsuit.