Portland, Oregon, Catholic School Changes Gay Hiring Policy After Backlash

Shelby Sebens of Reuters reports, “A Catholic high school in Portland, Oregon, has reversed its policy on gay employees after receiving a public backlash for refusing to hire a woman because she is a lesbian.” The school board of St. Mary’s Academy initially hired Lauren Brown as a counselor, but then rescinded their offer due to her impending same-sex marriage. After adding sexual orientation to their equal employment opportunity policy, school President Christina Friedhoff said in a statement, “”We are proud of our work preparing the next generation of women leaders for service and leadership. We are still deeply committed to our Catholic identity.”

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