The move came one week after the archdiocese cut ties with another school in Indianapolis that had refused a similar command. The school that fired its teacher, Cathedral High School, was the third Catholic high school in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis to receive such an order in the last year, a lawyer for the teacher said. DeLaney, said his employment contract was renewed at least twice during that time. Cathedral High School announced its decision just days after another high school in Indianapolis, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, defied the archbishop and refused to fire a teacher in a same-sex marriage. Last year, two teachers at another school in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Roncalli High School, lost their jobs because they were in same-sex marriages , said Ms.
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Ignatius College Prep, considered by some to be Chicago's premier Catholic high school. Yet after four years, and on the verge of gaining tenure, Tedeschi was fired. The primary reason, he said, is that his sexual orientation became public after students "outed" and harassed him.
The school said it fired the teacher so that it would not be forced to cut ties with the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Cathedral High School announced its decision to fire the employee in a letter it posted on its website Sunday. But the program does not require that participating schools prohibit discrimination based on gender identity or sexuality when it comes to students or employees. A previous HuffPost investigation from found that at least 14 percent of religious schools in voucher programs across the country maintain policies that explicitly discriminate against LGBTQ staff and students.