- Associated Press - Saturday, October 15, 2016

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) - A judge will likely rule this coming week on a Roman Catholic school’s request to reconsider dismissing a lawsuit filed by a former employee who says she was fired because she’s married to a woman.

The Record (https://bit.ly/2dWrWWz) reports Superior Court Judge Lisa Perez Friscia heard oral arguments on the matter Friday. She had rejected Paramus Catholic High School’s request to dismiss Kate Drumgoole’s lawsuit in a ruling issued in late August.

Drumgoole claims the school violated state discrimination laws by firing her as dean of guidance and head coach of the basketball team after learning she married a woman.

The school has said Drumgoole was fired because she’s in a same-sex marriage. Their attorney argues that it’s lawful for churches to require that employees subscribe to their tenets.


Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), https://www.northjersey.com

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