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Gay man who teaches at Pennsylvania Catholic school is fired after applying for marriage license

A gay teacher who worked at a Catholic school in suburban Philadelphia says he's been fired from his job because he applied for a license to marry his partner. WPVI-TV says Michael Griffin taught for 12 years at Holy Ghost Preparatory School in Bensalem Township, Pa. He says it was no secret he was gay, but was fired after informing school officials that he was applying for a marriage license.

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