School teacher fired because she married the love of her life
A beloved teacher at a Catholic school has been sacked for getting married to a woman.
Jocelyn Morffi had spent seven years as a first grade primary school teacher at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School in Miami, Florida.
The teacher was popular with her class and the wider school community – giving up her spare time to run Teach Hope, a non-profit run alongside school kids that makes sandwiches for the homeless and needy.
But after she married the love of her life, her employment was abruptly terminated.
Mrs Morffi, who tied the knot with her long-time partner Natasha this month, hit out at the school after the sacking.
She said: “This weekend, I married the love of my life and, unfortunately, I was terminated from my job as a result.
“In their eyes, I’m not the right kind of Catholic for my choice of partner.”
The teacher added that she now also has to try and find a new venue for Teach Hope – her movement that feeds the homeless, which she had operated with help from the school.
The school confirmed she was sacked for violating a “morality” clause in her employment contract.
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