— Laverne Cox, speaking at the University of Kentucky
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Hours after he told his employers at a Catholic school that he was engaged to his boyfriend, Brian Panetta got fired.
Panetta was the choir and band director at Sandusky Central Catholic School in Ohio, and had worked there for five years. The school already knew about his relationship with longtime boyfriend Nathan David, but when they got engaged in early January, the school forced Panetta to resign because he was in violation of the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Panetta issued a letter to the Sandusky Catholic community last Thursday, expressing gratitude for the support he has received and his hope for changes in the church under Pope Francis.
“As a proud and gay Catholic, I understand the Church’s teachings on marriage and agree that my engagement is a public statement of my position for marriage equality, which the Catholic Church does not yet support,” Panetta said. “I am hopeful to see change in the future, but until then I am praying for strength and understanding and encourage my students to do the same.”
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he is deeply concerned over Nigeria’s new law, which punishes public declarations of same-sex relationships.