Church must pay $216,000 to pregnant lesbian teacher

Although the archdiocese of Cincinnati has been ordered to pay $NZ216,000 to a lesbian teacher fired after she became pregnant through artificial insemination, a spokesman says it has no intention to end morality requirements.

“For the archdiocese, this case has always been about an employee violating a legally enforceable contract that she signed,” said communications director Dan Andriacco.

“Our schools are Catholic schools and the work that our school employees do is an extension of that ministry.”

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