Photo — Jocelyn Morffi/Facebook
A Same-Sex Wedding and a Catholic School Firing for 1st-Grade Teacher
MIAMI — A Catholic school fired a female teacher for marrying another woman.
Jocelyn Morffi, who’s been a first-grade teacher for seven years at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School in Miami, was fired Thursday after the school learned she married her same-sex partner.
"This weekend I married the love of my life and unfortunately I was terminated from my job as a result," Morffi said in a post on social media. "In their eyes I'm not the right kind of Catholic for my choice in partner."
The school informed the students parents of Morffi's dismissal in a letter, but didn't give a reason for her firing, saying only it was "a difficult and necessary decision."
About 20 parents went to the school Friday morning to demand an explanation.
"We were extremely livid. They treated her like a criminal and they didn't even let her get her things out of her classroom," said Cintia Cini, the parent of one of the children in Morffi's class.
Cini and other parents said they weren't aware and don't care about Morffi's sexual preference, saying she was "one of the best teachers out there."
Material from The Associated Press contributed to this story.