RELIGION

Lesbian sues Catholic school over firing

A woman is suing a Roman Catholic school in New Jersey, alleging the school violated the state's discrimination law when she was fired because she's married to a woman.

But an attorney for Paramus Catholic High School on Friday will ask a judge to dismiss Kate Drumgoogle's suit. In court papers, the lawyer argues Drumgoogle was dismissed for failing to abide by the tenets of the faith when she entered into a same-sex marriage and not because of her sexual orientation.

Drumgoogle tells The Record (http://bit.ly/2bNvhGa ) newspaper she was fired as dean of guidance and head coach of the basketball team in January after administrators learned she was married to a woman.

Drumgoogle says other faculty members remain employed even though they don't abide by the church's tenets.

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