- Associated Press - Sunday, September 7, 2014

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) - About 100 people have rallied to protest a suburban Detroit Catholic school’s firing of a chemistry teacher who became pregnant while in a same-sex marriage.

Thirty-three-year-old Barbara Webb of Madison Heights says she was fired from the all-girls Marian High School in August after working there for nine years. She says she notified her employers of her pregnancy in July.

Webb’s supporters picketed outside the school in Bloomfield Hills for about two hours Sunday, waving rainbow flags and carrying signs.

The Detroit Free Press (https://on.freep.com/1ucNnBc ) reports that one sign said, “Mary had an unconventional pregnancy. Thanks be to God.”

School president Sister Lenore Pochelski has declined to comment on Webb’s departure, citing confidentiality issues.



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Information from: Detroit Free Press, https://www.freep.com

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