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Moorhead teacher fired for gay marriage stance

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Bemidji Pioneer
Moorhead teacher fired for gay marriage stance
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) -- A Catholic school in Moorhead terminated a fifth grade teacher after she told administrators she disagreed with the church's stance on gay marriage.

The Forum newspaper reports that teacher Trish Cameron was notified June 1 that she wouldn't be offered a new contract. That's after she filled out a self-evaluation form where she admitted to personally disagreeing with the church's stance on some issues, but said she never brought her own opinions into the classroom.

Cameron says in a follow-up conversation with administrators, she voiced disagreement with the church's opposition to gay marriage. She says she was then asked to resign.

A school employee said Monday no administrators were available to comment. A letter to the school's families says Cameron was asked to resign because of an "unfortunate circumstance."

Pioneer staff reports